A veteran cricket umpire died after being hit by ball

XtraTime Web Desk: John Williams a veteran cricket umpire died on Thursday weeks after being hit by a ball on the head during the division two game between Pembroke and Narberth at Treleet on July 13 Williams played as a cricketer and later he became an administrator.

The 80-year-old, according to a report from Western Telegraph, was transferred to the University of Wales Hospital in Cardiff, where he was left in a coma.

Pembrokeshire Cricket announced the news of the umpire’s demise on Twitter: “Sad news this morning regarding umpire John Williams. John passed away this morning with his family at his bedside. Thoughts of all of Pembrokeshire Cricket are with Hilary and the boys at this difficult and sad time.”

According to a report from the Sun, the match was stopped after the accident.

“I’m sure all of Pembrokeshire Cricket would like to join us in sending our best wishes to John and we all hope he has a speedy recovery,” a statement from the hospital was quoted by the British newspaper.

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