August 1883: Death of Albert Luty, Yeadon
"Yesterday Mr Barstow, Coroner, held an inquest
at the Town Hall, Yeadon touching the death of Albert Luty who died from the
effects of a blow from a cricket ball while playing in a match at Yeadon on
went to show that in playing a ball delivered by J M Preston, the deceased, who
was of short stature, stooped and stepped out to the ball.
He failed to hit it
and so it rose suddenly and while he was in a stooping attitude it hit him on
the left temple causing instant death.
A verdict to
that effect was returned and Preston was
exonerated from all blame the occurrence being purely accidental.
at the request of the jury, undertook to forward a note of condolence to the
relatives of the deceased.
The funeral will take place this afternoon".
Further text by Christine Lovedale
Albert was aged only 29 when he died and tragically had
only been married for 9 days, he was buried in Yeadon Cemetery.
Preston was a fast bowler who played for England and Yorkshire, he too was to
die young at 26 after catching a chill in 1890.
He was also buried in Yeadon
Cemetery, only a few yards away from Albert's grave.
Image courtesy of the British Newspaper Archives, research by Edwy Harling