Former Scotland captain Clive Rice passes
Cricket Scotland is saddened by the news that former Scotland internationalist, Clive Rice at the age of 66.
As well as representing South Africa, Rice was the only ‘hired hand’ to captain the Scots (every game) he was asked to play.
A remarkable first-class career spanning 25 years, Rice scored 26,331 runs in 482 matches, including a highest score of 246. A hugely respected fast-medium bowler, he claimed 930 wickets at an average of 22.49 in a career where he also represented Nottinghamshire, Transvaal, Natal and Scotland with distinction.
In 1981 he was named as the Wisden Cricketer of the Year.
Interim Cricket Scotland CEO Willie Donald paid tribute to the efforts of a man he knew well, “All of cricket in Scotland will be deeply saddened to hear of the death of Clive Rice. We first came across him, and his blistering pace bowling, in the Benson Hedges Cup at Trent Bridge in the early 1980s. On a hard green wicket he and Richard Hadlee terrorised us, sending two members of our team to hospital. He was also a great batsman and superb leader. He ultimately represented Scotland in an overseas professional capacity, and played for the West of Scotland Cricket Club. He will be remembered as one of the world's greatest cricketers, a fine leader and great man.”