Post by Hatha Josselyn on Jan 3, 2016 10:15:59 GMT -5
ussex County Cricket Club released a statement on Saturday night (Sunday morning AEDT) confirming the death of 22 year old player Matthew Hobden. "Sussex Cricket is deeply shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Matthew Hobden", the statement read. "Matthew was an exciting young cricketer with a big future ahead of him in the game. "He was a fantastic individual who had progressed through Sussex's Youth and Academy ranks, having been born locally in Eastbourne." Advertisement
Sussex would like to offer their deepest condolences to Matthew's family and friends at this difficult time. Hobden made his first-class debut for Sussex in 2014 and had represented the county across all three formats over the past two seasons. Angus Porter, the chief executive of the Professional Cricketers' Association, said: "The PCA are deeply saddened to hear about the death of Matt Hobden at the age of just 22 and our thoughts and sympathy go out to his family, friends, colleagues and all at Sussex. "Matt was a young seamer with immense potential and he had been identified by Sussex as a player with a bright future in the game when he took two five-wicket hauls playing for Cardiff MCCU. "The PCA will work closely with Sussex to ensure that their players and coaching staff are supported during this difficult period for the club." As news of the right-arm fast-medium bowler's passing broke, fans, fellow players and media offered their condolences on social media. No further details have been released at this stage about the circumstances of his death.