England to wear black armbands in memory of Matthew Hobden against South Africa

Published Add your comment

Football News

England will wear black armbands on day two of the second Test against South Africa in memory of Matthew Hobden.

The 22-year-old's club, Sussex, announced his death on Saturday evening, although the cause is not known.

Hobden was due to travel to South Africa with the Potential England Performance Programme this month.

He and five other promising county bowlers were due to link up with the senior squad in Johannesburg in preparation for the forthcoming one-day international series.

A message on the England cricket team's Facebook page read: "We are shocked and saddened to hear of the death of Matthew Hobden. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and team-mates.

"The England players will wear black armbands during today's play in memory of Matthew."

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:


Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again