List of fatalities while playing cricket
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The following is a list of notable cricket players who died while playing a game, died directly from injuries sustained while playing, or died after being taken ill on the ground.
|Jasper Vinall||Struck on the head by a bat||28 August 1624||Horsted Keynes, Sussex, England, United Kingdom|
|Frederick, Prince of Wales, heir to King George II of Great Britain||Keen on cricket, he either died of pneumonia, or from a burst abscess caused by being hit with a cricket ball.||20 March 1751||London, England, United Kingdom|
|George Summers||Struck on the head by a ball ||29 June 1870||Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom|
|HP Lighton||The bowler was struck by a return drive by the batsman||1872||Repton, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom|
|Claude Wilson||Overcome by sunstroke||29 June 1881||Betchworth, Surrey, England, United Kingdom|
|Frederick Randon||Struck on the head by a ball at Lord's in 1881, from which he never fully recovered, dying in February 1883||17 February 1883||Hathern, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom|
|Arthur Earlam||The 17 year old bowler was struck by a return drive by the batsman||July 1921||Runcorn, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom|
|Andy Ducat||Heart failure||23 July 1942||London, England, United Kingdom|
|Abdul Aziz||Struck over the heart by a ball||17 January 1959||Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan|
|Michael Ainsworth||"Suddenly"||28 August 1978||Hillingdon, London, England, United Kingdom|
|Wilf Slack||Collapsed while batting||15 January 1989||Banjul, Gambia|
|Ian Folley||Heart attack while being treated in hospital for eye injury sustained on the field||30 August 1993||Whitehaven, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom|
|Raman Lamba||Struck on the head by a ball while fielding||20 February 1998||Dhaka, Bangladesh|
|Wasim Raja||Suffered a heart attack on the pitch||23 August 2006||Marlow, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom|
|Darryn Randall||Struck on the head by a ball||27 October 2013||Alice, Eastern Cape, South Africa|
|Phillip Hughes||Struck on the neck by a ball||27 November 2014||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|Raymond van Schoor||Stroke||20 November 2015||Windhoek, Namibia|
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