“Fit and healthy” teacher dropped dead during cricket nets

Friday 8 February 2019 2:32 AM UTC

RICHMOND Feb 8: A “fit and healthy” teacher dropped dead during cricket practice with the same undiagnosed heart condition that almost claimed the life of England batsman James Taylor, an inquest heard.

Talented sportsman Ryan Tilley, 28, was batting in the nets at Christ’s School in Richmond when he suddenly stumbled backwards, the hearing was told.

Members of Richmond Cricket Club had at first thought he had fainted, the hearing was told.

But when he began fitting they thought he was having an epileptic fit and did not give him CPR, the inquest heard.

Despite efforts by paramedics Ryna never regained consciousness.

A post-mortem concluded he had suffered Sudden Adult Death caused by arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, or AVRC, Richmond and Twickenham Times reported.