Elderly cricket umpire, 80, is in a coma after being hit on the head by a ball

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A CRICKET umpire is in a coma after he was hit on the head by a ball.

Veteran John Williams, 80, secretary of Hundleton County Cricket Club, had been officiating the Pembroke v Narbeth Division Two game on Saturday.

Cricket umpire John Williams, 80, is in a coma after being hit by a ball at an amateur match
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Cricket umpire John Williams, 80, is in a coma after being hit by a ball at an amateur match[/caption]

He was treated at the scene by the ambulance service and then flown a hundred miles away to University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.

At the hospital Mr Williams was placed in an induced coma.

A spokesman for the Pembroke club said the game was stopped after the incident.


They said: “I’m sure all of Pembrokeshire Cricket would like to join us in sending our best wishes to John and we all hope he has a speedy recovery.”

A spokesperson from Wales Air Ambulance said they arrived to treated Mr Williams at the scene before flying to hospital.

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