Cricketer dies after bouncer to the head

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A cricketer died in Alice on Sunday after being hit on the head while batting during a Premier League match between Old Selbornians and Fort Hare University.

A cricketer died in Alice on Sunday after being hit on the head while batting during a Premier League match between Old Selbornians and Fort Hare University.

Darryn Randall, 32-years-old, had been struck on the side of the head while attempting to pull a delivery, CSA said in a statement.

"He collapsed and was rushed to the Alice Hospital where the medical staff was unable to revive him."

Randall represented Border in four first-class matches as well as the various provincial youth teams while a pupil at Stirling primary school and Selborne College in East London.

"He had established himself as a coach of note where he was running a highly regarded cricket academy at Stirling primary school," CSA said.

CSA chief executive Haroon Lorgat said, "This is a very sad day, indeed.

"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."

He said CSA would be offering counselling to all those involved.

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