In an unfortunate news, Chris Allinson, the former Yorkshire cricketer, passed away on Wednesday. The ex-Under-19 international passed away “suddenly” on Wednesday night according to Yorkshire County Cricket Club. Earlier on Wednesday evening, Allison had played squash at his local club in Guisborough.
Allinson plied his trade for various clubs in the North Yorkshire and South Durham Premier League. He also captained the league side to victory over the MCC last summer, played in a number of clubs such as Guisborough, Marske, Stokesley, Great Ayton and Marton Cricket Club. He scored more than 6,500 Premier Division runs and took 277 wickets. Allinson also represented England at the under-19 level.
Yorkshire made the news public via its Twitter account on Thursday, writing:
“The club wishes to extend its condolences to Chris’ family and friends at this incredibly sad time.”
News is reaching us that former Academy player Chris Allinson has passed away aged 28 overnight. The Club wishes to extend its condolences to Chris' family and friends at this incredibly sad time.#YourYorkshire pic.twitter.com/dpmvolHMmn
— Yorkshire CCC (@YorkshireCCC) November 8, 2018
Former England skipper Michael Vaughan was shocked with the tragic event and paid his condolence.
“This is awful news. Such a great lad. Thoughts are with all his close family,” he tweeted.
This is awful news … Such a great lad … Thoughts are with all his close family https://t.co/kj0ohyxkg7
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) November 8, 2018
England pacer Liam Plunkett too was devasted after hearing the news.
“Really really awful news thoughts are with his family at this time,” he tweeted.
Really really awful news thoughts are with his family at this time. https://t.co/Y6cvbtf3ym
— Liam Plunkett (@Liam628) November 8, 2018
League president Chris West said: “I think it is safe to say that the whole NYSD cricket family was stunned and desperately saddened to hear the terrible news about Chris.
“He has been such an integral part of our great league for many years, – it is almost impossible to believe that he has gone. Despite his tender years he has been performing at the top level for more than a decade. A hugely gifted cricketer who was on Yorkshire’s books as a youngster, and one who had a remarkable passion for the game,” he added.