In bad news, the 54-year-old cricketer Jerry Taylor met with a road accident and as a result, he died in the bike crash on Sunday morning. The news came in as an absolute shocker to the club as nobody expected this to happen all of a sudden.
Jerry Taylor has always been the dynamic person on the field and the fans will forever be indebted to the contributions he had done for the club. Taylor drew his last breath in a motorcycle accident on the A6112 north of Coldstream, in the Scottish Borders.
Jerry Taylor has been a phenomenal part of the West Tyne Cricket League history where his fruitful contributions have yielded better results for the club. He was someone who plied his trade for decades for the very same team. When given the ball, he tricks the batsman and gives wonders. He has always been the star performer for the team. He holds the staggering record for most wickets taken by a bowler for the club.
In the last battle, he was featured as the captain for the Allendale’s second team also. But, sadly, he met with the accident to leave the sport once and for all. Before extending his significant contributions for Allendale for the past 2 years, he played for Newbrough, Prudhoe and Hexham Leazes.
Speaking on the unfortunate 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 was quoted as saying ”Jerry’s enthusiasm and hard work in getting a game together each week was an example to us all.”
Cricket lost a great player like Jerry Taylor. Though he is no more, his records and stats are a testament to the fact that he has done more than enough for his club. May his soul rest in peace.