Cricketer Josh Baker, 20, FOUND dead in his flat by a friend after he didn’t answer his phone calls

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Cricket star Josh Baker was found dead in his apartment by a friend after he didn’t show up for the start of play on the third day of his team’s match against Somerset.

The ‘rising’ Worcestershire spinner who died at 20 had been playing in his county’s second XI just Monday, and was due back on the field in Bromsgrove Tuesday. 

How He Was Found

After calls to his phone proved fruitless, a friend went to look for him and found him dead in his apartment, causing shockwaves through the close-knit cricket community.   

Baker took three wickets against Somerset on Wednesday, with the game abandoned as a draw on Thursday, and previously featured in two Vitality County Championship games last month. 

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Tributes

His club’s chief executive Ashley Giles said the news of Baker’s death has left ‘us all devastated’. 

Former England captain Michael Vaughan led tributes to Baker on social media from the wider cricketing world.

‘This is so sad.. Thoughts with all his family & close friends,’ Vaughan wrote.

Josh Baker turned professional in 2021 and has played 47 times for Worcestershire ever since.

Cause of Death

No further details have been shared about the circumstances of the youngster’s passing, with officials requesting privacy and respect for his family.

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