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Subject: Former Cricketer Clive Rice South Africa and Notts captain dies aged 66

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/28/15 at 5:25 am

Former South Africa and Nottinghamshire captain Clive Rice has died aged 66.

One of the best all-rounders of his era, he played for Notts between 1975 and 1987 and led them to the County Championship title in 1981 and 1987.

Rice, who had been ill with a brain tumour, played only three one-day internationals because his career coincided with South Africa's sporting isolation during apartheid.

He scored first-class 26,331 runs at 40.95 and took 930 wickets at 22.49.

Rice, who received treatment for his tumour in India in March, died in a hospital in Cape Town.

Aged 42 when he made his official international debut, he was South Africa's first skipper in ODIs after their readmission to international cricket in 1991.

He played 482 first-class matches, mainly for Transvaal, Natal and Notts, between 1969 and 1994.

As Nottinghamshire coach 1999 and 2002, Rice was instrumental in introducing South Africa-born Kevin Pietersen to English cricket by signing him in 2000.

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