Umpire Dies After Being Struck by Ball On Head
One of the rare and unfortunate incidents took place in the game of cricket. John Williams umpire Dies, while he was standing in the middle and hit by a cricket ball to the head, which cost him his life. The incident occurred during a match between Pembroke and Narberth in Division Two on July 13 in Treleet.
After almost three weeks, the referee succumbed to death. John Williams, was in Coma after being hit by the ball. After fighting for a life, he lost the battle on Thursday. Pembrokeshire Cricket revealed the news via its official Twitter sign. According to Western Telegraph, the 80-year-old man was transferred to the University of Wales Hospital in Cardiff, where he remained in a coma. However, despite being taken to hospital, he was not helped much, as the former cricketer was already in a coma.
Pembrokeshire Cricket announced on Twitter the disappearance of the referee: “Sad news this morning regarding referee John Williams. John passed away this morning with his family at his bedside. The thoughts of all Pembrokeshire cricket are with Hilary and the boys at this difficult and sad time. “
John Williams is a highly respected person in the country for his glorious service over the years. After calling the curtains on his cricket career, he worked in various roles for the club. In addition to arbitration, he also worked as a club administrator. Reports on the sun told us that the game was stopped after John Williams hit the ball. “I’m sure all of The Cricket of Pembrokeshire would like to join us in sending our best wishes to John and we all hope he recovers quickly”.