Scott Page, who has been involved with cricket in the Czech Republic since the first team was formed in 1997 has died after an accident.

Page, who was originally from Australia, started playing in the country in 1997 when he was part of Prague CC, the first team formed in the country.

He was a long time member of Bohemians CC, and in 2016 he founded Velary CC, building their ground almost single handedly.

According to available records, he first played for the Czech national team in 2006 on a two match tour of Austria, top scoring with 36 in the second match.

His first match in an ICC tournament was in 2009 in the ICC Europe Division Five Championship. He captained the side in the 2011 Division 3 tournament that formed part of the qualifying for the 2012 World Twenty20.

He played for the national side 22 times in all, his last matches coming in the Central European Cup at Vinor Field in Prague, He was the head groundsman at the facility - the main ground in the country.

He coached at junior level, coaching schools cricket for over a decade, as well as kids cricket in the park on Saturday mornings.

Speaking to CricketEurope, a Czech Cricket spokesman described him as "a quintessential almost cliched Australian, cheeky, happy go lucky. A larrikin who loved a beer and a laugh and would drop everything to help anyone no matter who, what, where or when."

Describing him as a player he said, "As a batsmen, he had impeccable timing and excellent technique, with an amazing ability to be able to go from defensive to all out attack at will as the innings required. he mostly bowled medium pace, but could bowl anything and in friendly matches loved to pull out his party piece of bowling each ball of an over in the style of a great, Lillee, Warne, Thonpson, etc. Calling out each name before adopting their mannerisms, run up and delivery style."

He is survived by his wife Martina and their two daughters as well as two other daughters from previous relationships. He was 52 years old.