Three boys hurt in tree fall named

South Wales Argus: The scene at Spencer Cricket Club in Earlsfield, south west London where two boys were left with serious head injuries when the tree fell on them The scene at Spencer Cricket Club in Earlsfield, south west London where two boys were left with serious head injuries when the tree fell on them

Three nine-year-old cricketers who were injured when a tree fell as they waited to use practice nets have been named by their sports club.

They were Lewis Gaston, Aidan Oakley and George Roberts.

Two of the boys suffered serious head injuries while another suffered leg injuries when the tree fell at Spencer Cricket Club in Earlsfield, south-west London.

Aidan has been discharged from hospital while Lewis and George are remaining under close observation, the club said.

Members of the senior team were playing a match against Cheam Cricket Club when the tree fell . A statement from the club said: "We understand that their condition is improving and we hope that they will continue to improve and make a full recovery.

"Our thoughts are with them both and their families. At this time, the club would like to place on record its sincere thanks to those people who responded so quickly to this terrible accident and who ensured that the injured boys would have the best chances of recovery.

"We are extremely grateful to them all. The club would also like to thank all those people from around the world who have sent the boys their best wishes.

"We have been very moved by the messages of support from the wider cricket community, and are passing them on to the boys and their families."

The boys were taking part in a Surrey Inner London U9s District training session when the accident happened, Surrey County Cricket Club said.

In a statement, the club said: "Surrey County Cricket Club would like to wish the three boys injured by a falling tree at Spencer Cricket Club a speedy and full recovery."

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