Cricketer Dies of Cardiac Arrest During Match, Name Not Revealed on Request of Club and Family
A cricketer expired after suffering a cardiac arrest according to his friends after he collapsed during a village green match. He is a middle aged guy and the father of two and was playing for the Effingham Cricket Club against Newdigate Cricket Club in a Surrey County League match. Despite numerous efforts made by the paramedics, players and the hospital stuff, he died at the King’s College Hospital in South London.
Everyone paid their last tribute to the man who also leaves behind a wife. The name hasn’t been revealed by MirrorOnline as there has been a request from his club and family as not all of his net kin has been informed about the tragedy. Mike Dixton took to his Facebook account about the incident to inform about the occurrence to the Surrey County Cricket League.
“Thoughts and prayers with everybody at Effingham CC today,” he said.
“(He) went into cardiac arrest and passed away during the game.”
Nicholas Jackman wrote: “So so sad to hear this. Such a lovely guy!!”
As per reports in the Surrey Mirror, the match was played at the Newdigate’s ground The Brocus.
A statement on the Effingham Cricket Club website reads:
“It is with the utmost sadness that the club has to report the tragic death yesterday of one of our senior players who was taken ill at the 1st XI match at Newdigate.
“Despite strenuous efforts on the part of players, paramedics, the air ambulance and hospital staff, he passed away late yesterday afternoon at King’s College Hospital.”
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