A fast bowler and hard hitting batsman, Mike is one of a group of elite South African cricketers with highly respected careers despite being denied the opportunity to play on the international stage due to South Africa’s banishment from world cricket during the 1970s and 1980s.
Named a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1970 and South African cricketer of the year in 1967, Mike played much of his career for English county side Gloucestershire including four years as captain of a team affectionately renamed “Proctershire” by fans.
Mike said he was honoured to become an ambassador for the Golden Oldies World Cricket Festival as it provided a once in a lifetime opportunity to join with cricket lovers in what he describes as one of the most beautiful countries in the world. “I am looking forward to joining my cricketing friends in Christchurch to enjoy what I know will be an outstanding week of fun on and off the pitch in a city which has an international reputation for hosting fantastic sporting events.”
While Mike’s cricket involvement may be from the sidelines at Hagley Oval he will be a starter on the tees at the Golden Oldies Golf Festival. “I understand my old mate Barry Richards is also playing golf and I’m looking forward to renewing my golfing rivalry with him on each of the four courses we will be playing during the week of golf.”
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