Cricket: Sherburn game abandoned after player dies on field

Cricket action.
Cricket action.

Saturday’s Wetherby Cricket League Division Five game between Sherburn Eversley A v and Church Fenton A had to be abandoned after a player died on the field.

A statement on the league’s website named the player as Sherburn’s Andy McGrath.

It read: “Condolences to the family, friends, and team mates of Andy McGrath who sadly passed away on the field whilst playing for Sherburn Eversley A against Church Fenton A on Saturday 1st June.”

Tributes were flooding in from fellow clubs and players on Twitter on Sunday.

One read: “RIP Andy. Top bloke. Great family. Proud Rhino. Love to the McGrath family.”