Cricket teams fell silent at the weekend to remember a cyclist who was killed following a road accident on the A38 in Sutton.
Mansfield Hosiery Mills’ first team, who were playing against Hucknall’s Rolls Royce Leisure at their home ground on Saturday, held a silence for Ashya Vanner who died in the accident on 16th June.
Her husband Greg is a player at the club and the committee made a decision to observe a silence as a way of showing their condolences.
Mrs Vanner, who was the duties manager in the Crime and Justice department at Nottinghamshire Police, had been riding along the A38 King’s Mill Road just after noon when her bicycle was involved in a collision with a Seat Leon car.
The 39-year-old mother was taken to King’s Mill Hospital in a critical condition. She subsequently died from her injuries.
No one else was injured.
Mrs Vanner joined the police force in the control room in January 2010. She moved to her new role last August.
Paying tribute to her, Chief Constable Chris Eyre said: “Ashya’s death is a tragic event and she will be sorely missed.
“Our thoughts are with her family, friends and colleagues at this time.”
She leaves behind two sons, aged eight and four.
On Thursday, an inquest into Mrs Vanner’s death was opened and adjourned in Nottingham.
Heidi Connor, deputy coroner for Nottinghamshire, said that she was waiting for the post-mortem results so that a final cause of death could be established.
She also expressed her condolences to Mrs Vanner’s family.
Readers have also offered their sympathies to the family via the Chad’s website and Facebook page, with some calling for measures to be put in place to prevent further accidents on the busy stretch of road.
John Hollingsworth wrote: “Very sad news. That road is one of the worst roads in the UK for accidents. It’s about time something was done about it. I keep off it if and when I can - I hate it.”
His comments were echoed by Tony Evans who wrote: “So sad. Thoughts are with the two sons who have lost their mum to such a tragic accident. Average speed cameras along the A38 is the way forward to try and prevent this.”
If you saw the collision, or have any information, contact Nottinghamshire Police, quoting incident 362 of 16 June 2013, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.