Tom Allin dead: second cricket tragedy in a week as ex-Warwickshire bowler passes away aged 28 days after Matthew Hobden found dead

Tributes have been paid to the young cricketer by his former teams

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Tom Allin, the former Warwickshire fast bowler, has died at the age of 28.

Allin is the second cricketer to die in the last few days, following the death of Sussex bowler Matthew Hobden at the age of 22 on Saturday.

A statement on Warwickshire's website read: "Everyone at Edgbaston is immensely saddened by the news that former Warwickshire fast bowler Tom Allin has died.

"Tom was an incredibly popular member of the professional squad during his six years with Warwickshire, and he made one first class and one List A appearance before returning to his native Devon at the end of the 2013 season.

"The thoughts of all at Warwickshire County Cricket Club are with Tom's family and friends, and we would ask that their privacy be respected during this difficult time."

The cause of his death has not yet been confirmed by police.

Mark Ansell, chairman of Allin's league cricket club North Devon CC, said: "Everyone at the club is devastated by the news of Tom's death.

"He was a great guy and this has come as such a shock. The players at the club are numbed by what has happened. They met up on Tuesday night to support each other."