Former South African Cricket Board provincial cricketer Michael Doman passed away at the age of 57 on Sunday night after a brief illness.
Doman represented both Western Province and Transvaal in the Howa Bowl first-class competition as a middle-order batsman in 14 matches from 1977-83 before his career was cut short by a serious back injury. During that time, he was part of the Western Province Cricket Board team that dominated the South African Cricket Board competitions.
He later became a specialist cricket writer for the Cape Argus before being appointed sports editor. He was the Cape sports co-ordinator for Independent Newspapers at the time of his passing.
‘Michael made a big contribution to cricket, first as a player and later as a journalist,’ commented CSA chief executive Thabang Moroe. ‘He was a true professional whose writings were highly respected by both players and administrators.
‘On behalf of the CSA family, I extend our deepest sympathy to his family, his friends and his many colleagues in the cricketing and media world.’
|First-class span||1977/78 – 1982/83|
Words cannot describe how much I am going to miss this man! Took me under his wing as a went-behind-the-ears rookie cricket journo and guided me every step of the way in his own humble and gentle manner!! Mr D… You will be missed! ???????? #RIP #Sacos #ForgottenHeroes pic.twitter.com/Ts3YdsDEbC
— Zaahier Adams (@ZaahierAdams) July 30, 2018
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