USA news December 3, 2012

Former USA player Errol Peart murdered in Florida

Former USA batsman Errol Peart was killed on Sunday in Miami Gardens, Florida. He was 59. According to police statements on local television news reports, Peart was shot sometime after 1pm when he tried to come to the aid of a customer during an attempted robbery at the car wash business he owned on the corner of Northwest 191st Street and Florida Route 7/441. "The victim tried to interfere to stop the robbery," said Miami Gardens police captain Ralph Suarez.

Originally from Jamaica, Peart represented the USA in five matches at the 1990 ICC Trophy in the Netherlands and was USA's leading scorer at the event with 209 runs at an average of 41.80. He scored a century on debut opening the batting against East & Central Africa and followed it up with a half-century in a win over Denmark. USA went undefeated in the first round of the tournament before losing to Kenya and Zimbabwe in the second round of the event.

Peart is the second Jamaica-born cricketer killed in the Miami area in three years. Shawn Riley, 25, was gunned down in Miami on March 7, 2010. Riley had represented the Southeast Region at USACA national tournaments and played in the South Florida Cricket Alliance for West Indies Alliance CC. Peart remained an active player in the SFCA competition from the 1980s through the early 2000s, playing most recently for Silver Whip CC.

Peter Della Penna is a journalist based in New Jersey

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  • Dummy4 on December 3, 2012, 15:43 GMT

    So, sad this morning to hear about CUTTY'S death, what a great player, played with and against him, such a lovely player & person. Again SFCA, has lost one of its best opening batsman. I am very sad today and the way he died was indeed shocking but he was one of kindest, too kind that it caused his death, REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND, TO HIS FAMILY OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY, GOD BLESS YOU ALL AT THIS TIME , I GRIEVE WITH YOU.

  • Devon L on December 3, 2012, 15:26 GMT

    There are some sick people in this world. Some of them want to have things that does not belong to them, A famous writer by the name of Ellen G. White once wrote. "Working is the best Exercise there is" Laziness is an indictment upon our society, that their are those who refuse to work with an entitlement mentality.

    Devon L Wilson Author of the Sanctuary the Open Door.

  • Sanjay on December 3, 2012, 15:25 GMT

    RIP maan. I've been saying it for years, Florida is the murder capital state in the USA, it attracts transients from all over the country, most of them on the run for their dark past and present. Don't let the warm weather fool you.

  • Dummy4 on December 3, 2012, 12:42 GMT

    What a great shame!

    Let's hope they catch whoever murdered him.

  • Matt on December 3, 2012, 12:33 GMT

    This is why America has to actually do something about gun control. So many innocent people killed. RIP brother.

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