The 54-year-old cricketer Jerry Taylor dies in the bike crash on a Sunday morning. The news came in as a shocker to the club, as he has always been the energetic person on the field. He died in a motorcycle accident on the A6112 north of Coldstream, in the Scottish Borders.
Jerry Taylor is the notable personality in the West Tyne Cricket League, who played for decades for the very same team. He has always been the top performer for the team and also holds the record for most wickets taken by a bowler for the club.
In the last clash, he was named as the captain for the Allendale’s second team as well. But, unfortunately, he met with the accident to leave the game forever. Before playing for Allendale for the past two years, he served Newbrough, Prudhoe and Hexham Leazes.
Speaking on the sudden demise, the results secretary and an umpire in the West Tyne League, Dickie Purvis said ”Jerry Taylor was an absolute gentleman and a lovely fellow. He was just such a nice bloke and this news is just so sad. He was a decent bowler, in fact he was a nagging length bowler, and I remember when I played against him when he played for Prudhoe and he got 50 and hit me all over the field.”
Meanwhile, the club spokesperson quoted saying ”Jerry’s enthusiasm and hard work in getting a game together each week was an example to us all.”
However, it is unfortunate to lose a player in such a way. All in all, things like these are not in the control of human beings, as destiny plays its role.