Marathon effort

Long-time supporter of the Foundation, Oliver Barkes, as well as being a fine cricketer, was a useful middle-distance runner a few years back. We are grateful to him for dusting off his trainers from 35 (or is it 40??) years ago and running the Bath Half Marathon on...

New Patrons and Trustees

Mike’s untimely death means his Foundation can no longer rely on personal appearances as the draw to fundraising events.  We have however had some very good news recently with Stephen Fry, Mark Nicholas and Rod MacSween all agreeing to become patrons.  Furthermore,...

Ottawa Community Project

Since February 2024 the Ottawa operation has transferred to a community-based programme widening accessibility outside the school curriculum and hours. Official number on our park register now sits at 103 from 35 the first day, Kids telling others  and Parents sending...

Cornubia Primary School

In January 2023 Mike realised a long-held ambition of expanding the Foundation’s operations to a second school. Sibonginkosi Mngadi, Headmaster In January 2023 coaching began at the Solomon Mahlangu Primary School in nearby Cornubia.   A further two coaches were...

Gillette Cup Semi-Final 50th Anniversary Dinner

A momentous moment in the history of cricket as we celebrated the past by remembering the 1971 semi-final between Lancashire and Gloucestershire, which is widely considered as one of the greatest ever Gillette Cup games, as well as an opportunity for us to invest in...

Supporting the People of the Ottawa School Community

Many readers will have heard of the rioting and looting in parts of South Africa last month in the wake of the jailing of former President Jacob Zuma, and many will have seen the appalling footage of roads being blocked, lorries on fire and what appeared to be planned...

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Caught in the Middle: The Autobiography of Mike Procter To buy your copy, please click on the blue “Add To Cart” button below. After the page refreshes you will see your shopping cart below. You can also adjust the number of copies you want to buy in the...

Virtual Event

Virtual Event Welcome to our first episode in a series in partnership with The Cricket Society and Sounds Like a Plan Events. During this series we will be talking to world famous cricketer Mike Procter, our founder, about his life and career in the sport.  Mike was...

A Unique Encounter

A Unique Encounter Wednesday 10th July 2019, South Africa house, Trafalgar Square, London An evening with Lord Peter Hain and Mike Procter in discussionwith Sir Nick Stadlen, to discuss the international sporting ban in the 1970s/80s and its legacies for them and for...

The Newlands Walk Off

The Newlands Walk Off – 3 April 1971  A little known 50th anniversary falls in early April this year that was a seminal moment in cricket’s contribution to the anti-apartheid movement of the early 1970s.  It concerns a walk off by the players at the start of a...