In Memorium: Carys Hammond (6th Sept 1998-17th April 2017)

It is with profound sadness that we heard of the terrible news that 18-year-old Carys Hammond passed away on Easter Monday following a road traffic incident.

Carys was known to several of our member clubs.  Carys took part in our girls’ coaching schemes, which led to an email being sent to Essex requesting a trial.  Carys was first spotted playing for Horndon on the Hill juniors.  At the age of 13, Carys’ left-arm off-spin yielded three wickets for five runs in a youth indoor match against Orsett in 2011, which was the third best bowling figures in the entire competition that season.  Carys also played for Thurrock CC in the womens/girls indoor sixes in the Spring of 2013 and 2014.  More recently, Carys played for Benfleet CC.

Our hearts go out to Carys’s parents – mum June also played indoor six a side cricket with her daughter – and brother Connor, who plays for Horndon on the Hill CC.