Former Warwickshire bowler Tom Allin dies aged 28; English cricket fraternity mourns

Former Warwickshire fast bowler Tom Allin, who played one First-Class match and one List A game for the county before leaving in 2013, has died at the young age of 28. Allin, described as “incredibly popular” by his club Warwickshire, also represented Devon and Cardiff MCCU.

Allin’s body was found by the police at the base of a bridge near Bideford on Monday and the circumstances of his death are being investigated. However, the police have refused to treat it as suspicious. English cricketer Matthew Hobden dies aged 22; was earmarked as one for the future.

Allin is the second cricketer to die in last few days after Sussex bowler Matthew Hobden, who died at the age of 22. He had spent six years at Warwickshire, who added in a statement: “Everyone at Edgbaston is immensely saddened.” The cricket fraternity has mourned his death with his colleagues sending in their condolences through Twitter.