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OBITUARY | Cricket’s ‘ledge’ Hoosain Ayob took the game to the ...

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OBITUARY | Cricket’s ‘ledge’ Hoosain Ayob took the game to the townships

The South African fast bowler, who was at the forefront of development in the game, has died aged 81

CHRIS BARRON

Hoosain Ayob, who has died in Gqeberha at the age of 81, was a legendary South African fast bowler who was denied by apartheid what many believed was his rightful claim to national cricketing glory.

In 2000 Cricket SA (CSA) named him one of the six best South African fast bowlers of the 20th century, with Dale Steyn, Allan Donald, Neil Adcock, Mike Proctor and Garth le Roux.

Apart from an extraordinary playing career, he made a massive contribution to the development of the game in the townships and on the continent...

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