KNOWLE cricket coach Neal Abberley has died in hospital at the age of 67.
Mr Abberley, pictured above, a former opening batsman for Warwickshire, had lived in the village for over 30 years.
The club were left stunned by his death on Monday, following a long battle with a lung illness.
He had joined the club’s coaching staff in 1981 and remained a respected figure in county cricket.
England batsman Ian Bell, MBE who was mentored by the coach, led the many tributes.
Details of his funeral will be published at www.edgbaston.com