• Donald beats West Indies trio to top award

    Former Proteas fast bowler Allan Donald has been voted Warwickshire’s Greatest Ever Overseas Player.

    Donald relished a successful first-class career between 1985 and 2003, some of which was spent with Warwickshire in English county cricket.

    Donald received 48% of the votes in a poll that also included West Indian trio Rohan Kanhai, Alvin Kallicharran and Brian Lara and New Zealand spinner Jeetan Patel.

    ‘All the players on that list fully justify the word “great” for the impact they had on Warwickshire as overseas players, but the man known throughout the cricket world as Donald got the nod,’ read a statement from Warwickshire.

    ‘His wholehearted brilliance for the club spanned more than a decade, peaking in 1995 when, in a blazing hot summer, he took 89 County Championship wickets at 16.07 apiece to power the Bears to the title. His efforts that year are recalled with awe not just by fans but by his teammates of the time.’

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    Donald was South Africa’s head coach in the recent Over-50 World Cup, which ended prematurely as a preventative measure against the coronavirus pandemic. He has been appointed head coach of the Knights in South African franchise cricket ahead of the 2020-21 season.

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