Tom Hardman death: Former Longton circketer and Leeds Metropolitan University student found dead at house
A YOUNG cricketer has been found dead at his university house just days before his birthday.
Tom Hardman, aged 21, had played cricket for Longton before going on to study Sports and Exercise Science at Leeds Metropolitan University.
He had recently been named captain of his university cricket team.
Tom was a talented bowler and batsman who also played for the Lancashire 2nd team, Middleton Cricket Club and Leeds/Bradford MCCU.
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His body was discovered at a house in Leeds on Wednesday afternoon.
Bobby Cross, captain of Heywood CC where Tom began his career, said: "Tom was a very good cricketer and played at a high standard."
The cricketer had suffered an injury two years ago which left him in a back brace for three months.
West Yorkshire Police said Mr Hardman's body was found at 3.35pm on Wednesday, November 28.
The sudden death is not being treated as suspicious and details have been passed to the coroner.