Death rocks cricket fraternity
Cape Town - The SA cricket fraternity has been rocked by the death of club player Darryn Randall
who was killed after being struck on the neck while playing on Sunday.
Randall, 32, played for Old Selbornians against Fort Hare University in Alice in a Premier League match under the auspices of the Border Cricket Board.
Randall, who was wearing a helmet, was struck while attempting to pull a short delivery. He collapsed and was rushed to the Alice Hospital where the medical staff was unable to revive him.
He represented Border in four first-class matches as well as the various provincial youth teams while a pupil at Stirling Primary and Selborne College in East London and had established himself as a coach of note where he was running a highly regarded cricket academy at Stirling Primary School.
He is survived by his mother and fiancé.
“This is a very sad day, indeed,” commented Cricket SA CEO, Haroon Lorgat
“I would like to convey CSA’s deepest condolences on behalf of the South African cricketing family not just to his family and friends but also to all the players, umpires, clubs and everybody else who was present at this match.
“CSA will be offering counselling to all those involved,” he added.
Friends, fans and family of Darryn are invited to share their memories and tributes, and to light a candle for him, on his profile at Remembered.co.za