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Revealed: Cricketer Josh Baker, 20, was found dead in his flat by a friend after he didn’t turn up for the start of play on third day of match against Somerset – as tributes are paid to Worcester star

Cricket star Josh Baker was found dead in his apartment by a friend after he didn’t show up for the start of play on the third day of his team’s match against Somerset, it emerged on Thursday night.

The talented Worcestershire spinner had been playing in his county’s second XI on Wednesday, and was due back on the field in Bromsgrove on Thursday.

After calls to his phone proved fruitless, a friend found him dead in his apartment, causing shockwaves through the close-knit cricket community.

Baker took three wickets against Somerset on Wednesday, with the game abandoned as a draw a day later, and previously featured in two Vitality County Championship games last month.

His club’s chief executive Ashley Giles said the news of Baker’s death has left ‘us all devastated’.

Former England captain Michael Vaughan led tributes to Baker on social media from the wider cricketing world.

‘This is so sad.. Thoughts with all his family & close friends,’ Vaughan wrote.

The England and Wales Cricket Board also offered their condolences to Baker’s family and friends.

‘The ECB is desperately sad to learn of the passing of Josh Baker,’ a statement read.

‘This is devastating news. We extend our best wishes to Josh’s family and friends, to everyone who knew and loved him, and to everyone at Worcestershire CCC.’

No further details have been shared about the circumstances of the youngster’s passing, with the club requesting privacy and respect for his family.

Worcestershire’s statement referred to Baker’s ‘untimely passing’ and asked for his family’s privacy to be respected.

The statement read: ‘Worcestershire County Cricket Club is heartbroken to announce the untimely passing of Josh Baker, who was aged only 20 years old.

‘During this profoundly difficult time, the club is dedicated to supporting Josh’s family, friends, and colleagues. We are united in our grief and committed to honouring his memory in a manner befitting the remarkable person he was.

‘It was his vibrant spirit and infectious enthusiasm that endeared him to everyone he met. His warmth, kindness, and professionalism were remarkable, making him a true credit to his family and a loved member of our team.

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