Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Pensioner Collapses as Grandson Scores 50

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Pensioner Collapses as Grandson Scores 50

Article excerpt

A pensioner who had a heart attack while watching his grandson play cricket was helped by six life-saving experts who were at the game.

Herbert Underwood, 80, collapsed as 18-year-old grandson Christopher Moore scored his first half century in senior cricket.

Three police officers and a firefighter playing in the game rushed to treat him. A life-saving instructor and her daughter who were watching the match also helped.

Last night, Mr Underwood, of Bank Foot Grove, Crook, County Durham, was critically ill in Bishop Auckland General Hospital.

Christopher's dad and team mate ( Durham Police detective sergeant Neil Moore ( said: "The people who helped have given him a chance."

Mr Underwood was watching Christopher's team, Willington, take on Sedgefield in the Durham County League on Saturday when he fell ill.

Det Sgt Moore, 46, said: "He's been watching Christopher play since he was eight years old. He's his biggest fan, apart from me. …

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