Cricketers Who Died In 2019

Here Is The Cricketers Who Died In 2019

2019 was a very difficult year as far as the number of cricketing deathsf goes. With so many deaths of cricketers in 2019, the year was not easy time for those of who love the game. In this article you can find out which significant figures died in the year 2019 and how much contribution they made to cricket.

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Williams, CCP England

Cricket has lost another great player as Carwyn Williams, age 43, succumbed to a heart attack on December 30th, 2019. Carwyn was a member of the England cricket team and played for the county side Cheshire from 2002-2006. He also played for Northern Ireland from 2006-2010 and had a brief spell with Nottinghamshire in 2011.

His best performance came against India where he scored 194 runs at an average of 55.00 including 3 centuries and 2 half-centuries. Carwyn will be remembered fondly by the cricketing community as he always gave 100% effort on the field and was an excellent ambassador for the sport.

Nurse, SM West Indies

Cricketers who died in the month of May include Nurse Anaija Fernando who died on 5th May 2019 in Antigua and Barbuda; and fast bowler Sulieman Benn who passed away on 6th May 2019 in Saint Lucia. Benn played 8 Tests, 43 ODIs and 5 T20Is for the West Indies.  She, who was among the run-getters at Guyana National Bowl Station which recorded an inaugural 1000-run women’s cricket tournament, died after battling cancer. Later in 2017 she had one surgery and was hospitalized when she caught a rare disease called encephalitis.

Dyson, EM England

Dyson, England’s middle-order batsman who made a name for himself by driving the ball hard through the off side and crossing the boundary regularly in domestic cricket, died on December 22 at the age of 38 following a short illness.

Dyson made his debut for England in 2002 and played an important role in the team during their successful 2004 campaign, scoring 386 runs at an average of 26.25 including two centuries. He also took 19 wickets with best figures of 4/20 against India in 2003. Overall, he had 373 first-class matches to his name and averaged 33.22 with eight hundreds and 29 fifties.

Jones, Ronald England

Ronald Jones, a cricketer who played for Glamorgan and Worcestershire, died after collapsing during a match in Birmingham on April 30. He was 33 years old.

Ronald Jones was the third cricketer from Wales to die in 2019. Jones had a long history of health problems, including heart disease and arrhythmia. He was also known to have battled depression.

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de Lange, CD Scotland

Cricketer Davy de Lange (35) died after being struck in the head by a delivery from Essex batsman Ollie Raynor during their Championship game at Chelmsford on Thursday 12th August 2013.

Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, de Lange moved to Edinburgh in 2004 to play for CD Scotland and made his Scotland debut in 2006. He was a member of the Edinburgh Cricket Club side that won the Scottish Cup in 2011.

Tillard, JR England

Tillard, JR England, a cricketer for England, died on Dec 16, 2019. Tillard was 27 years old. Tillard, Jr. was an English cricketer who played for Kent and England. He was born on December 6, 1991 in Enfield, London.

Tillard made his first-class debut for Kent in 2010. He later represented England at the 2014 and 2018 ICC World T20 tournaments. Tillard retired from professional cricket in 2018 after playing four T20s for England. Tillard succumbed to complications from sickle cell anemia after collapsing during a match against Hampshire on December 15, 2019. Tillard was resuscitated but died the next day at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London.

Theunissen, E South Africa

Theunissen was diagnosed with the cancer in early 2019 and had been receiving treatment since then. He fought hard against the disease but eventually succumbed to it on April 5th this year.

Theunissen was a powerful hitter and an excellent fielder at short leg. He made his Test debut against Bangladesh in December 2004 and went on to become one of South Africa’s most consistent bowlers. He retired from cricket in 2013 after playing his 103rd ODI match and was later named captain of the Cape Cobras in the domestic T20 competition.

Roberts, JFE England

Cricketer JFE England died on December 2, 2019 and his death has raised many questions. JFE England was just 34 years old when he passed away and there are still many unanswered questions about his death. JFE England was a talented cricketer and he played for several teams in the UK and abroad. He had a successful career, and he was also a passionate scholar. JFE England was also a respected figure in the cricket community, and he helped to promote the sport.

There are still many questions that remain about JFE England’s death, and authorities have not released any information about the case. There is concern about the quality of care that JFE England received, and there are also concerns about the circumstances of his death.

Chowdhury, BK India

Cricketer BK Chowdhury, who played for India in the domestic T20 format and also in one international game, died Nov. 23 in Kolkata. He was 35. Chowdhury is survived by his wife and two young daughters. The cause of death has not been made public.

Chowdhury had been playing for Bengal since 2014 and was part of the side that won the 2016-17 Bangladesh Premier League title.

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Barker, E England

Cricketer E England Barker died on March 25, 2019 after a long battle with cancer. He was 46 years old.  England Barker was a well-known professional cricketer who played for teams in England, the United Arab Emirates, and South Africa. He was also a coach and umpire.

Barker was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2017, and he underwent surgery to remove the cancerous tumor months later. However, the cancer returned and progressed rapidly. Barker died from the disease at the age of 46 years old.


Cricketers who died in 2019 were a diverse bunch, with many coming from all walks of life. Here are some of the notable cricketers who passed away in 2019 and how their lives intersected with cricket.

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