In all, he struck 1152 runs for Western Province, with a career-high contribution of 132.
Payne opened the innings successfully in the period in which Western Province established themselves as a force in South African cricket again under the astute leadership of Eddie Barlow, a former South African batsman.
“On behalf of the Western Cape family I extend our deepest condolences to Ian’s family, his friends and his cricketing colleagues,” commented Nabeal Dien, chief executive officer of the Cape Cobras.
“Our thoughts are with his family and friends,” he added.
Payne served as director of sport at Herzlia High School and sports facility coordinator at the same institution before his retirement.
For more information on Payne’s funeral, friends and cricketing colleagues can contact Richard Payne on 072-3372664