South Africa news February 1, 2013

South Africa's Brett Matthews dies aged 50

ESPNcricinfo staff

Brett Matthews, the former South African first-class bowler, died in Pretoria on Thursday. Matthews, 50, had been in a medically induced coma after being injured in a road accident earlier this month.

A left-arm seamer, Matthews represented Eastern Province, Transvaal and Western Province during his six-year career. He played 38 first-class matches, taking 120 wickets at 23.63, and claimed 36 wickets in 33 List A games.

He was the brother of Craig Matthews, who had 18 Tests and 56 ODIs to his name for South Africa in the 1990s.

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  • Wouter on February 4, 2013, 5:31 GMT

    RIP Brett, I will always remember you as a very good bowler.

  • Andrew on February 1, 2013, 11:57 GMT

    I send the Matthews family my condolences ... Andrew Searle

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