Tributes for Effingham cricketer
TRIBUTES will be paid across cricket clubs in Surrey this weekend in memory of an Effingham Cricket Club player who died after collapsing during a match.
Mark Collin was airlifted to hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest during his team’s fixture against Newdigate on 19 August. He died at King’s College Hospital, London, later that afternoon.
Surrey’s T20 Blast quarter-final against Warwickshire today will be used to pay tribute to Mr Collin.
Players from Effingham’s colts section will form a guard of honour ahead of the match, while Surrey players will wear black armbands and photos of Mr Collin will be displayed on the big screens.
“As a club and a friend we are truly humbled by this gesture from Surrey CC,” Effingham team-mate and close friend Adam Burlison said.
Fuller’s Brewery Surrey County League have also requested that all teams observe a minute’s silence before this weekend’s games.