CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA (CSA) has heard with a great sense of shock and sadness of 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.
Randall, 32, was struck on the side of the head in attempting to pull a short delivery. He collapsed and was rushed to the Alice Hospital where the medical staff was unable to revive him.
He represented Border in four first-class matches as well as the 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 fiancée.
“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.