Adrian St John: murder charge

A man is reportedly accused of killing the Surrey club cricketer in Trinidad.

Adrian St John, 22, who played for Oxted and Limpsfield, was shot in an apparent robbery as he picked someone up in San Juan, Trinidad on Sunday night.

The Trinidad and Tobago Guardian said Maldon Pascall, 24, had been charged his murder and would appear in court on Monday.

Mr St John was reportedly robbed of his mobile phone and cash and ordered to drive off before one of the men fired shots at the car, killing him.

Local media said Mr St John, who is believed to have had plans to one day play for the West Indies, was taken to the nearby Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, where he died shortly after.

Oxted and Limpsfield chairman, Phil Trayner, paid tribute to their young star on the club website. He said: "Adrian was a consistent member of our 1st team last season having joined from Alleyn CC after the 2014 season and played in 18 games throughout the year.

"He came on our successful pre-season tour to the IoW and also made himself available for the 4th XI on a blank weekend for the 1sts.

"He was actively involved with the South London based Chris Gayle Academy, captaining the side. His commitment was clear for all to see, and he travelled regularly to indoor nets at Hazlewood and games from his home in Dulwich.

He was fun loving, friendly, cricket mad and always had a kind word for his fellow club members, even if he scarcely knew them. Adrian - you were a great guy and we will really miss you.#

Chris Gayle, who plays international cricket for the West Indies, tweeted: "Such sad news to hear. My condolences to his family & friends. Adrian St John was the captain of the academy. #Sigh''.

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