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Full name Scott Robert Mason
Born July 27, 1976, Launceston, Tasmania
Died April 9, 2005, Royal Hobart Hospital, Hobart, Tasmania (aged 28 years 256 days)
Major teams Tasmania
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|Last First-class||Tasmania v Victoria at Hobart, Mar 4-7, 2004 scorecard|
|List A span||1999-2002|
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack obituary
MASON, SCOTT ROBERT, died on April 9, 2005, aged 28. A small, gritty left-hander who played 28 times for Tasmania, Mason missed the whole of the 2004-05 season while undergoing treatment for a heart condition, but had been cleared to play again. He had faced a few balls in an indoor net session at Hobart's Bellerive Oval when he collapsed, and died 36 hours later. Mason's finest six and a half hours came at Hobart in January 2003, when he scored 174 to lead Tasmania to a comeback win over Victoria. He unleashed shots that disarmed those who thought he was a battler of limited ability, and scored another excellent century against Western Australia the following season, but was struggling for consistency before he was first taken ill. "Maso" was always a popular team-man, and a great geer-up in the field. Jamie Cox, Mason's captain and opening partner, said: "He was just such a likeable guy, and an inspiration."
First-Class Debut: Tasmania v South Africans at Devonport, 1997/98
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