Eastbourne College flag at half-mast after unexplained death

Matthew Hobden SUS-160401-131650001
Matthew Hobden SUS-160401-131650001

Eastbourne College has paid tribute to former student Matthew Hobden after his unexplained death on Saturday (January 2).

The college is flying its flag at half-mast in memory of Mr Hobden, a talented young cricketer from Eastbourne who played for Sussex.

The 22-year-old was a pupil at the school between 2009 and 2011, where he played cricket and other sports for the school team.

A spokesman for the college said, “The Eastbourne College community is shocked and greatly saddened to read that Matthew Hobden died suddenly on January 2.

“Matthew was an outstanding sportsman who represented the College at the top level in all major sports, particularly excelling in cricket. He was capped for Sussex and was a highly rated member of the Potential England Performance Plan scheme.

“The College flag is flying at half-mast over College Field as boys and girls return to school today and the College sends heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the whole Hobden family.”

Mr Hobden’s death was announced by Sussex this weekend.

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