South African cricketer dies after being hit by ball

Updated: 27 October 2013 23:08 IST

Former South African first-class cricketer from Border, Darryn Randall, was struck on the side of the head in attempting to pull a short delivery. He collapsed and was rushed to hospital where he could not be revived by the doctors.

Cricket South Africa expressed their shock and sadness over the sudden passing of Darryn Randall while playing in a Premier League match under the auspices of the Border Cricket Board between Old Selbornians and Fort Hare University at Alice on Sunday.

The 32-year-old was struck on the side of the head in attempting to pull a short delivery, according to an official media release. He collapsed and was rushed to the Alice Hospital where he could not be revived by the doctors..

He four first-class matches for Border and represented various provincial youth teams while a pupil at Stirling Primary and Selborne College in East London and had established himself as a coach of note where he was running a highly regarded cricket academy at Stirling Primary School.

He is survived by his mother and his fiancee.

"This is a very sad day, indeed," commented CSA Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat. "I would like to convey CSA's deepest condolences on behalf of the South African cricketing family not just to his family and friends but also to all the players, umpires, clubs and everybody else who was present at this match.

"CSA will be offering counselling to all those involved," he added.

Topics : Cricket Darryn Randall Haroon Lorgat South Africa
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