GALLE – Legendary South African Cricket Board (SACB) all-rounder Saait Magiet passed away aged 66 on Tuesday in Malaysia.
Magiet was arguably the leading bowling all-rounder for the non-racial SACB during apartheid.
He was the driving force behind the Western Province Cricket Board’s dominance of the Howa Bowl during the 1970s and 1980s, playing 67 matches during that period for WP.
He scored 2 650 runs at an average of 29.12, including three centuries and 15 half-centuries.
Magiet, though, was more prolific with the ball, claiming 171 wickets at an average of 12.99.