Sussex cricketer Hobden dies aged 22


First-class cricketer Matthew Hobden has passed away at the age of 22.

Hobden's County side, Sussex, released a statement announcing the news on Saturday.

"Sussex Cricket is deeply shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Matthew Hobden," the statement read.

"Sussex would like to offer their deepest condolences to Matthew's family and friends at this difficult time.

"Players and staff will be offered as much support as is possible and we would like both Matthew's family, and everyone connected with Sussex Cricket, to be respected with privacy at this time."

A right-arm fast-medium bowler, Hobden made his first-class debut in June 2014 and played 18 matches.