Man killed on A507 at weekend named as Baldock cricketer Adam Taylor
A young man killed as he walked along the A507 near Baldock in the early hours of Sunday morning was named today as local cricketer Adam Taylor, 27. Mr Taylor tragically died just hours after attending the annual dinner and presentation evening on Saturda
A young man killed as he walked along the A507 near Baldock in the early hours of Sunday morning was named today as local cricketer Adam Taylor, 27.
Mr Taylor tragically died just hours after attending the annual dinner and presentation evening on Saturday at Baldock Cricket Club where he had graduated from the colts to the first team with his twin brother Andrew.
At the moment it is not known why Mr Taylor, who lived in The Maltings, Baldock, decided to try and walk to the Baldock Services along the A507 where he was struck by a car at 2am.
Mr Taylor, who was born in Hitchin and grew up in Baldock, leaves behind his mother Zofia, father Paul and brother Andrew.
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"Adam's passion was cricket. He played for the first team for Baldock and was in the university team," said Andrew.
His mother said today: "Adam was very fit and energetic, either through cricket, jogging or going to the gym. He was also a keen follower of Cambridge United and would often go to their home games to support the team.
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"Adam would always like to try new things. He even joined a dance class inspired by Strictly Come Dancing. He'd spent a lot of time studying and was now looking to travel. He had booked a holiday to New Zealand in December.
"Adam was so proud of his house which he'd moved into in the spring after it was renovated.
"Adam was so kind hearted, considerate and his goodness spread to everyone who met him. We're a very close family and he will be missed by all of us."
Mr Taylor was educated at St John's Primary School, Baldock, and later studied at St Edmund's College near Ware. He continued his education at Aberystwyth University where he attained a BSc in Geography.
He went on to study for a Masters degree in Environmental Management at the University of East Anglia and graduated in July.
A statement on Baldock Cricket Club's web site says: "Everyone at Baldock Cricket Club was deeply upset by the sudden and tragic death of Adam Taylor.
"Adam was a long-standing member of the club having started as a colt and played through all the teams for many years.
"He was a good cricketer but most of all a great guy and friend to all who met and played cricket with him
"He will be sorely missed by everyone associated at Baldock CC and all of our thoughts go out to his family at this extremely difficult time."
Police are appealing for witnesses to the tragedy and anyone with information should call Pc Bob Hauxwell on 0845 33 00 222. The driver of the Ford Focus car that struck Mr Taylor sustained slight injuries.