Cape Town - Former Proteas and Transvaal player
Clive Rice passed away this morning at the age of 66 in a hospital in Cape
Rice had been diagnosed with a brain tumour in recent years
but lost this battle after a brave fight.
With a first-class career that spanned almost 36 years, Rice
formed part of the formidable Transvaal 'Mean Machine' and also led South Africa
as captain in their return to international cricket in 1991.
Rice will be
remembered as being one of the great all-rounders to have represented the
province and country and in the nearly 1 000 first-class and List A matches that
he played, he impressed with both bat and ball.
Gauteng Cricket Board president, Thabang Moroe, acknowledged
the contribution that Rice had made to cricket in the province.
came at a challenging time in our country’s and the sport of cricket’s history.
One cannot help but tip your hat to some phenomenal performances. He
represented our country and province well and above all else had a deep love
for cricket,” Moroe said.