Seaton cricketer dies aged 24

10:59 07 July 2014

Ryan Walker. 
Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhsp 9035-29-10AW

Ryan Walker. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhsp 9035-29-10AW

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Tributes paid to Ryan Walker who is believed to have suffered a fatal asthma attack

TRIBUTES have been paid to Seaton cricketer Ryan Walker, who died suddenly over the weekend, aged 24.

The popuar sportsman is believed to have suffered a massive asthma attack.

He lived with dad Tony in the town and worked by day as a cricket coach and in the evenings as a member of the bar staff at the Vaults.

Mr Walker, who was educated at Axe Valley Community College, completed a sports degree at Southampton University last year.

He spent the winter in New Zealand playing cricket and returned to this country in time for the season over here.

Ben Morgan, the first team captain at Seaton, said news of Mr Walker’s death had stunned everyone at the club.

“He just loved cricket and everything about it – the coaching, the playing and the social side,” said Mr Morgan.

“Ryan was the sort of person who got on with everyone. I never heard a bad word said about him.

“He played football for Seaton Town 3rd XI and they will be just as distraught as we are about his death.

“Our thoughts at this time are with his parents and older sister.”

Mr Walker rejoined Seaton last year from near neighbours Axminster, where he was also a hugely popular figure.

Tristan Wakeley, the Axminster captain, said news of Mr Walker’s death came as bombshell.

“Ryan had a lot of friends at Axminster and was up at our club a couple of weeks ago chatting to everyone,” said Mr Wakeley.

“He was a big lad with a big personality and if anyone embodied the true spirit of cricket it was him.

“Ryan was selfless in everything he did. His death at such a young age is a tragedy for his family and friends.

“Everyone at Axminster Cricket Club is devastated by this news.”

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