Former cricketer Brett Matthews passes away

Brett Matthews passed away at the age of 51 © AFP

Cape Town: Feb 1, 2013

Brett Matthews, a former First-Class cricketer of South Africa and brother of Craig passed away on Thursday, almost a month after a car accident that resulted in physical complications.

Matthews played  38 First-Class matches for Eastern Province, Transvaal and  Western Province picking up 120 wickets in a short career of six years from 1984-1990.

Former South African cricketer Pat Symcox paid tribute to Matthews on Twitter.

“So sad to hear that Brett Matthews,former cricketer has passed away after a car accident some time ago.RIP” Symcox wrote on his Twitter page.

Cricket south Africa’s acting CEO Jacques Faul also expressed sadness over the death of Matthews.

“This is a tragedy in the proper sense of the word. On behalf of the South African cricket family I extend our deepest sympathy to his family and friends on their loss in this very difficult time,” Faul said.