Michael John Procter (born 15 September 1946) is a former South African cricketer. A fast bowler and hard hitting batsman, his chances for a long and productive test career were wrecked by South Africa\s banishment from world cricket in the 1970s and 1980s. He proved himself a colossal competitor in English first class cricket but was denied the international stage most fitting to his volcanic power. He was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1970 and South African cricketer of the year in 1967. Educated at Hilton College, he played for Natal in the Nuffield week and for South African schools in 1963 and 1964. As a bowler, Procter had an awkward chest on action, seeming to bowl off the wrong foot at the end of an intimidating run. His unusual action generated late inswing which, in the right conditions, could be unplayable at times. He bowled at high pace in his pomp but later in his
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