Surrey County Cricket Club were hugely saddened to hear of the death of former county age group player Joe Lunn, who passed away of Synovial Sarcoma – a rare form of cancer – this week aged 19.
Joe played for Surrey in district and county age group cricket as wicket keeper and batsman throughout his teenage years and also represented Sutton Cricket Club with distinction, scoring a century as recently as last summer.
Surrey CCC Academy Director, Gareth Townsend, said: “The Surrey district and age group system is a tight knit group of players, coaches and families. We were all incredibly sad to learn of Joe’s diagnosis and have done all we can to support him and his family throughout.
“To learn of his passing was heartbreaking for us all and, on behalf of his friends and teammates in different Surrey teams over the years, I would like to send our deepest condolences and sympathies to his family and friends.”
Surrey CCC Director of Cricket, Alec Stewart, added: “Whenever this happens it is an absolute tragedy – and to hear of it happening to a member of our Surrey family has affected everyone at the Club.
“We were all aware of the struggles that Joe was going through and did what we could to support him and his family. To hear that he has passed away is incredibly sad and I would like to send the thoughts and prayers of everyone at the Club to all of Joe’s family and friends.”