BEN STOKES FATHER DIES AFTER CANCER BATTLE

9 DEC 2020

BEN STOKES FATHER DIES AFTER CANCER BATTLE

On tuesday Ben Stokes' father Ged Stoke New Zealand rugby league international died after a battle with brain cancer.Rugby Football League said on Twitter that "We are saddened to learn that Ged Stokes has passed away. Ged was a New Zealand international who became a fine servant to the British game with his work in rugby league across Cumbria.The RFL sends its condolences to the Stokes family. Rest in Peace, Ged."
Workington rugby league club said that "Ged is written into the fabric of Town history and will be sadly missed.

"Whitehaven also said they were "deeply saddened" by the death of a figure who was "a major part of Cumbrian rugby league".he played in all three Twenty20 matches on England's tour of South Africa.
He was rested for the one-day internationals, which were scrapped over Covid-19 concerns.