Worcestershire Mourns the Loss of Young Cricketer Josh Baker

Worcestershire Mourns the Loss of Young Cricketer Josh Baker

Worcestershire County Cricket Club is deeply saddened to announce the premature passing of Josh Baker at the young age of 20.

Having turned professional in 2021, Josh quickly became a beloved member of the team. He was renowned not only for his talents as a spin bowler but also for his lively spirit and boundless enthusiasm, which captivated all who knew him. Josh’s warmth, kindness, and unwavering professionalism stood out, earning him great admiration as a credit to his family and a cherished part of our cricket family.

Remembering Josh: A Tribute from Worcestershire Cricket

Ashley Giles, the Chief Executive Officer of Worcestershire, expressed deep sorrow over the loss of Josh, stating, “We are all devastated by the news of Josh’s passing.”

“Josh was not just a teammate but a cherished member of our cricket family,” he continued.

“He will be profoundly missed by all of us. Our hearts and prayers go out to Josh’s family and friends during this incredibly tough time.”

During this period of profound grief, the Club is fully committed to supporting Josh’s loved ones and colleagues. We stand together in our sorrow and are dedicated to honoring his memory in a way that reflects the extraordinary individual he was.

Plans for a tribute to Josh will be discussed with his family and kept private for now. The Club, together with Josh’s family, asks for privacy to be respected as we cope with this tremendous loss. No further statements will be issued during this sensitive time.

General Sport Observer Marc Defaou
reviewed by: Marc Defaou (Sport Expert)

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