Cricket Remembers Grace & Barnaby

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Nottingham Students Were Part of Cricket Family

The shocking news of the attacks in Nottingham on Tuesday morning hit home more when it was announced that the two students who died were both keen – and very good – cricketers.

Barnaby Webber and Grace O’Malley-Kumar were both good friends of one of the Holmesdale players, who we played last Sunday and play again this Saturday.

Grace played for Essex and Woodford Wells up until U15 when hockey became her main sport, she continued her career and was in the England set-up.

Speaking at Prime Minister’s Questions, Conservative MP Vicky Ford, whose Chelmsford constituency is home to Essex County Cricket Club, fought back tears as she said: “Grace O’Malley-Kumar played cricket for Essex from the age of under-11 to under-15s, she was highly talented with bat and ball, she captained the team.

“She was a massive talent, a respected captain, and an awesome teammate. The club is devastated.”

Barnaby, a former Taunton School student, was a much-loved member of Bishops Hull Cricket Club. He has been described as a “key part” of the club who made “such an impact in such a short space of time”.

Both were good friends with Ollie Chaplin of Holmesdale – Ollie hopes to play on Saturday and both sides will share a moments silence prior to the match and wear Black arm bands as we remember two stars taken too soon.

We send our deepest condolences to Ollie and the families of Grace & Barnaby.

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