Northamptonshire players, officials and supporters are shocked and saddened at the death of former County player Con de Lange.He passed away at the age of 38 after being diagnosed with a brain tumour early last year.South African-born, Con spent two seasons on the professional staff at Wantage Road – in 2012 and 2013 – and in the first of those summers made 22 first-team appearances in all competitions; four in the County Championship, and nine each in the 40-over Cup and the Twenty20 tournament.He made his mark with the club as a tidy left-arm spinner, a talented batsman and outstanding fielder – an ideal skill-set for the limited-overs game.After leaving Northamptonshire, Con headed north to Scotland and made the step up into international cricket.  He played 13 ODIs and eight T20s for Scotland – picking up five wickets in their first-ever ODI victory against a full-member country, Zimbabwe, at Edinburgh in June 2017.  He made his final international appearance a few months later.Con was highly-respected wherever he played around the cricketing world, and was regarded as a mentor and role model by some of the younger generation of Scottish cricketers.Everyone at NCCC sends sincerest condolences to his family and friends at his hugely sad time.