Wath Cricket Club mourns death of Haris Hussain, aged 19

Wath Cricket Club mourns death of Haris Hussain, aged 19

By David Beddows | 28/02/2020

Wath Cricket Club mourns death of Haris Hussain, aged 19

WATH Cricket Club is mourning the death of popular young player Haris Hussain, who has died aged just 19.

A talented young sportsman, Haris was also a UK ice hockey linesman and Elite League prospect.

He was diagnosed with leukaemia last year and had a bone marrow transplant last July. 

A message on Wath Cricket Club's facebook page said: "With the blessing of his family, we are saddened to share that in the early hours of Saturday morning, Haris Hussain passed away peacefully in his sleep.

"Please could all our members and friends say a little prayer for Caroline and Haris' family and keep Haris in your thoughts.

"Sleep tight mate, we will all miss you very much. Our hearts are broken."

First team captain Robert Barlow added described Haris's passing as a "complete tragedy". "For somebody of that age to have their life taken away is terrible," he said.

Haris played for Barnsley before joining Wath in 2017 as a junior and then becoming a senior.

He played ice hockey to U18 level and represented the Midlands conference at U11 and U13 levels.

Last autumn Wath players and members took part in the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for blood cancer charity DKMS on behalf of Haris and for the British Heart Foundation in memory of long-serving player and coach Matt Burrows, who died earlier last year aged 35.

Their efforts raised more than £3,800 and Haris's fund-raising for DKMS brought in £10,000.

In tributes Harris has been described as a "lovely, talented lad" and "an inspiration."
 

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