80-year-old cricket umpire in coma after being hit by a ball in Pembroke match

A cricket umpire is in a coma after being hit by a ball at an amateur match.

Veteran John Williams, 80, was struck on the head while umpiring a match at a seaside cricket pitch.

He was flown to hospital 100 miles away after being hit at Pembroke, West Wales, who were playing Narbeth.

He was placed in an induced coma at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.

A spokesman for Pembroke Country Cricket Club said Mr Williams, secretary of Hundleton County Cricket Club, was hit on the head during the Division 2 match.

The club said the the game was stopped due to the medical emergency.

A spokesperson from Wales Air Ambulance said they arrived to treated Mr Williams at the scene before flying to hospital.

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