Tributes made to fallen Sully Centurions cricketer Maqsood Anwar

By Alex Jones

19th Jul 2021 | Local News

Residents have laid flowers, handwritten messages and a cricket jumper near where Maqsood Anwar fell on Saturday.

The 44-year-old Sully Centurion cricketer fell ill during a match against Monkswood Cricket Club and tragically died at the scene.

Mr Anwar, from Barry, is thought to have suffered a cardiac arrest. He is survived by three children.

His death has led to nationwide calls to install defibrillators at all grassroots sports grounds.

Friends have described Mr Anwar as a "kind and gentle soul" and a "good man".

Mr Anwar's bowling stats are written on the green jumper that lies among the flowers and kind messages.

"Wickets - 117

Average - 22

# Legend"

A friend tearfully told the BBC that he died doing what he loved.

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