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    Umer Rashid

    Mr. Z maybe best placed to answer this.

    I left the UK in 2000 and I appear to have overlooked this very unfortunate incident.

    I just read about it after reading that Tony Cottey was his roommate.

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    How did it impact Sussex and County cricket?

    Was this before CW, is there a thread?
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    Couldn't see a date but the mention of Hollioake's death tells me that it was 2002 - CW definitely was around then. jeez, I'd never heard of this either, horrible

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Couldn't see a date but the mention of Hollioake's death tells me that it was 2002 - CW definitely was around then. jeez, I'd never heard of this either, horrible
    Yeah, 2002

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    He's sadly missed at Sussex. He was really highly regarded as a player and as a lad and his death hit everyone at the club very hard, and he is still well remembered. During his short career never really did justice to his talent.

    His brother died in the same incident. Complete tragedy.


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    I remember the incident fairly well because it came on the back of Hollioake's death. He'd never really set the world alight, but was apparently very gifted. I think I saw him play once against Lancashire. Don't think he did anything that day either.

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    I remember this. Was rather shocking, but I really didn't hear much about the incident in the aftermath, come to think of it.
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    Terrible incident. It was a really bad year or so, with Umer Rashid, Ben Hollioake, and also Laurie Williams and Trevor Madondo. All extremely sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Jumbo View Post
    I remember the incident fairly well because it came on the back of Hollioake's death. He'd never really set the world alight, but was apparently very gifted.
    Pretty much my thoughts exactly. Could have been a good county player if such tragedy had not struck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Couldn't see a date but the mention of Hollioake's death tells me that it was 2002 - CW definitely was around then.
    It was almost exclusively a NZ\Aus site in those days though (there was precious little discussion of the 2002 county season) so I wouldn't imagine there was much if any mention of it.

    Certainly there was nothing about Laurie Williams, who died on my 17th birthday in equally awful circumstances (head-on car crash) and he was a player of far more note than Rashid.

    There is a thread created about Ben Hollioake's death, but not surprisingly given the lack of traffic in those days it wasn't much replied-to. Completely different in 2004 when another terrible incident, the David Hookes one, unfolded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Completely different in 2004 when another terrible incident, the David Hookes one, unfolded.
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    Not surprised. Just a shame that first-rate dickhead responsible for his death hasn't been refused accommodation anywhere from then on.

    Those responsible for employing dickheads like him probably deserved to go out of business though, so some consolation there.



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