A cricket umpire has died one month after being hit on the head by a ball during a domestic match, BBC has reported.

Mr. Williams was supervising a Pembrokeshire County Division 2 match between Pembroke and Narbeth when he was hit by a ball.

He was taken to a hospital and was later rushed to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff when he was in an induced coma. Williams was transferred to Withybush Hospital in Haverford west on August 1 where he died two weeks later.


After the tragic death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes in 2014, safety concerns in cricket have been under surveillance. Hughes was hit on the head by a Sean Abbott bouncer during a native game. He went into a coma and never recovered consciousness.