Cricketer Joshua Downie, brother of Team Great Britain Olympian gymnasts Becky and Ellie, died after suffering a heart attack in the nets at age 24. Josh was supplied CPR by the health care crew in advance of currently being rushed to a medical centre where he died. A proficient cricketer, he had just lately moved to Nottingham the place he laboured as a PE trainer. He tragically died in hospital in Liverpool on Thursday, May 6, after he collapsed at a cricket nets session in Birkenhead.
His sister Becky, an Olympian, said, “No terms can explain the ache we as a household are all experience ideal now. The planet is so cruel sometimes… Josh, you ended up the most incredible brother. We will permanently be the Downie 5.” Josh played for several cricket golf equipment including Hucknall CC, Fikserton & Thurgarton CC, and Burton Joyce CC, in Nottinghamshire.
Mother Helen: An Ambulance Came And Took Josh Downie To Hospital But He Never Woke Up Again
The heartbroken mum of a talented Nottinghamshire cricketer has paid tribute to her special son after his sudden death at just 24 years of age. “He was beautiful inside and out. I will miss him forever. He apparently stumbled and collapsed and never regained consciousness”, she said.
“He was very bubbly, outgoing, sociable and caring. He was the kindest boy I have ever met. He had a lovely life and he enjoyed it. He had just moved in September for his new job after graduating. It does not seem real at all that he’s gone. He would have been 25 in July. He loved his family, his girlfriend, sport, animals. We always had such lovely good times together,” his mother Helen concluded.
He became a first-team regular at Burton Joyce Cricket Club in 2011 and went on to score the highest individual score by a player in the club’s history. Josh would often help young players at clubs with their game and was playing men’s cricket from his early teens.
The Nottinghamshire Premier League Cricket Twitter account said in a tribute: “Everybody within the NPL community is incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of Josh Downie, aged just 24. Our deepest thoughts go out to Josh’s family at this time, as well as all of those who knew him from his spells with @HucknallCC and Fiskerton & Thurgarton CC.”