• Loss of Howa Bowl legend Doman

    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.’

    Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
    First-class 14 27 4 483 64 21.00 0 4 11 0
    Bowling averages
    Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
    First-class 14 11 542 226 13 2/11 4/33 17.38 2.50 41.6 0 0 0
    Career statistics
    First-class span 1977/78 – 1982/83

    Photo: Zaahier Adams via Twitter (@ZaahierAdams)

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