South African cricketer Darryn Randall died on Monday after being hit on the head while batting in a Premier League match.

Randall, 32, was hit on the side of the head in attempting to pull a short delivery during a match between Old Selbornians and Fort Hare University, held under the auspices of the Border Cricket Board, at Alice.

He collapsed immediately and was rushed to the Alice Hospital where medical staff was unable to revive him.

CSA condoles death

Cricket South Africa condoled the death of Randall, who represented Border in four first-class matches as well as the various provincial youth teams.

“This is a very sad day, indeed,” said 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,” Lorgat added.

Randall had established himself as a coach of note, running a highly regarded cricket academy at Stirling Primary School where he had once been a pupil.

He is survived by his mother and fiancee.

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