Matthew Cox was sadly taken from us at the age of 21 recently. His sudden death has prompted many touching messages through Facebook & social media in general, relating not only to his sporting activities but also him as a person.
Matthew lived for his weekend & his cricket. He began his cricketing career as a junior at Edenbridge. During his time at Sackville School he captained the cricket team & also played football & hockey, as well as playing junior county cricket. Through the East Grinstead Academy & the Sussex set up he travelled to Cape Town & to Dubai to play junior cricket, as well as continuing his career at Edenbridge where he quickly graduated to the first XI. He was about to start his final year at Reading University where he also played for the University cricket club.
Above all, he loved playing cricket for Edenbridge, wore his cap with immense pride and so enjoyed playing with and against the many friends he made through his cricket. A hugely talented cricketer, he was sadly lost to us before he even moved into his prime, but he will always be remembered for ripping out stumps with his bowling & for smashing the ball through mid-wicket with his favourite shot. In Matthew’s memory we are raising money to purchase a new electronic scoreboard for the pavilion which will be dedicated to him & incorporated into a future rebuild of the old pavilion, which it is proposed will also be named the Matt Cox Pavilion in his memory. Our initial target will be to raise enough money for the new scoreboard, but will then go on to raise further funds in Matthew’s memory to help finance the new Matt Cox Pavilion & to create a genuine community facility in his name.
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