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Mike Procter Foundation 

“We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in any society, a life free from violence and fear”

“Sport has the power to change the world”

  Nelson Mandela

Mike Procter Foundation

UK Reg Charity Number 1179346
SA Foundation Company Registration No: 2014/092538/00

A project to enhance the lives of South Africa’s most vulnerable citizens using cricket and other sporting activities as a vehicle to improve self esteem, escape the harsh realities of everyday life and provide an environment for children to be children.

At Ottawa primary school a significant proportion of the children are HIV positive and many are orphans.  Many face a daily struggle against hunger and crime.

The Mike Procter Foundation is one charity with two Foundations, one in the UK operating under UK law and the other in South Africa, operating under South African law.

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Michael Procter
South African Cricket Legend and Founder of the Mike Procter Foundation

Mike Procter is a South African cricket legend. A fast bowler and hard-hitting batsman, he proved himself a colossal competitor in English first-class cricket. Such was his impact at Gloucestershire, the county was renamed in the popular press as Proctershire!!

He was denied the international stage by South Africa’s banishment from world cricket in the 1970s and 1980s. He was Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1970 and South African cricketer of the year in 1967.

Since his retirement as a player he has been South Africa’s team coach (1991-94), national team selector, International Cricket Council match referee (2001-08) and a regular TV and radio commentator and pundit between 1994/2001 and 2016/18). Since retiring, he has also been Director of Cricket between 1988 and 1991 at Orange Free State (at the time that Hanse Cronje and Alan Donald were starting their careers); Northamptonshire (who won the One Day Cup during his tenure); and Natal.

In 2014, he initiated the Mike Procter Foundation to run a project to enhance the lives of the children who attend Ottawa Primary School, in a settlement close to Durban. By introducing sport into their lives he has used cricket as a vehicle to improve self-esteem and an escape from the realities of their daily lives. With many of the children being HIV positive and in some cases orphans they face a daily struggle against hunger and crime; it is, without doubt, one of the toughest challenges Mike has faced.

Caught In The Middle:
The Autobiography of Mike Procter

Caught in the Middle is a look at Procter’s force of will to stamp his mark through county cricket. World Series Cricket also gave him the stage to showcase his full range of skills. In the second half of a lifelong journey with the sport, Procter the coach, manager and selector for the new South Africa was central to some of the modern era’s most iconic and dramatic moments… A compelling read, Caught in the Middle is the fascinating story of a lifelong love affair with cricket.

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Mike Procter

South African Cricket Legend and Founder of the Mike Procter Foundation.

Mike Procter is a South African cricket legend. A fast bowler and hard-hitting batsman, he proved himself a colossal competitor in English first-class cricket. Such was his impact at Gloucestershire, the county was renamed in the popular press as Proctershire!!

He was denied the international stage by South Africa’s banishment from world cricket in the 1970s and 1980s. He was Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1970 and South African cricketer of the year in 1967.