Con de Lange, Scotland cricketer, dies aged 38 after brain tumour
The allrounder Con de Lange featured in 13 ODIs and eight T20Is for Scotland. © Getty

Scotland cricketer Con de Lange has passed away from complications from a brain tumour suffered last year. He was 38.

The allrounder’s family had revealed in October 2018 that de Lange had been diagnosed with a brain tumour. He passed away on Thursday (April 18).

Born in South Africa, de Lange migrated to Scotland and in 2011 qualified as a UK resident. He played 13 ODIs and eight T20Is for Scotland from which he claimed 24 wickets. His best ODI figures of 5/60 came in June 2017 against Zimbabwe in a famous Scotland victory. That defeat was the country’s first agains a Full Member nation.

De Lange also played for several franchises in South Africa as well as Northamptonshire in county cricket.

Tributes from leading Associates and county cricketers and de Lange’s former domestic team-mates poured in on Twitter.

A Cricket Scotland statement hailed de Lange as a “great servant” of Scottish cricket across levels.

“Con’s death at such an early age is a tragedy,” said the chair of Cricket Scotland, Tony Brian. “He was a great servant to cricket in Scotland as well as South Africa and elsewhere, not just in the national team but also at regional and club level with his infectious and inspirational commitment, both as player and coach.”