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Shock as Halesowen cricketer dies during Pedmore match
10:50am Monday 6th August 2012 in News
THE Stourbridge sporting community is in shock after the sudden death of a cricketer from Halesowen who collapsed during a game.
Richard Beaumont died at Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth hospital on Saturday August 4 after he suffered a suspected cardiac arrest while playing for Pedmore Cricket Club.
Mr Beaumont from Halesowen, who is believed to be in his late 20s, collapsed while fielding at the club's Pedmore Hall Lane ground.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the scene at around 3.45pm on Saturday, he was flown by air ambulance to hospital where he was pronounced dead minutes after his arrival.
Tributes to Mr Beaumont are being published on Pedmore Cricket Club's Twitter page. Amblecote and Wollaston Cricket Club said: "R.I.P Rich Beaumont.
One of the nicest blokes you could meet," while Jack Mills added: "Losing a cricket game means nothing when a friends dies on a cricket field rip Richie true gent."
Pedmore Cricket Club has set up a garden of remembrance at their ground where mourners can leave flowers and tributes to the fast bowler.