Watch: An angry batter threw his gear away an SCA 1st Grade Finals Round 4 match after the bowler ran him out at the non-striker’s end.
New Norfolk Cricket Club posted 263-7 at the Abbotsfield Park after Matthew Bowden won the toss and opted to bat. Despite vice-captain Harry Booth’s 63 at the top, New Norfolk were 137-5 at one point before Jason Rigby (67 in 62 balls) and Thomas Briscoe (37 not out in 22) led a counterattack. Trent Graham claimed 3-40 for the Claremont Cricket Club.
Briscoe (3-43) and Jeremy Nichols (4-32) then claimed early wickets, and Claremont became 83-6 before Rick Martin joined Jarrod Kaye. The pair took the score to 131 in the 29th over of the innings.
Right-arm bowler Booth came to bowl round the wicket to the left-handed Martin. While bowling, Booth typically holds the ball with both hands before bowling with his right hand.
This time, he broke into his delivery stride, then took the ball into his left hand – the wicket was to his left – and dislodged the bails. After some discussion, the umpires ruled Kaye (43 in 55 balls) run out.
Kaye left, fuming, though it is not clear whether he was angry with himself or Booth or the umpire. First went the helmet, then the bat, then, just before he reached the boundary line, the gloves. By then, his Claremont teammates had been expressing their displeasure as well.
As is often the case with the mode of dismissal, the incident met with mixed response.
Recently I played my first proper cricket match in many years. Because this same debate happens with every run-out, while batting I took the opportunity to see how easy it was to stay in my crease until the ball was bowled. I can report back that it's very, very easy indeed. https://t.co/g8UXBDVuEl
— Brydon Coverdale (@brydoncoverdale) March 28, 2023
Encouraging how responses to these dismissals have evolved over the last few years. Seems to me that most people now see a non-striker paying insufficient attention. https://t.co/CEeHf7GI7R
— Adam Collins (@collinsadam) March 28, 2023
His club, the bowler’s, should invoke a lengthy ban for bringing the game into disrepute. Premeditated ?….but we seem to be losing our moral compass, don’t we….it is a game https://t.co/THJSS46AWa
— jim maxwell (@jimmaxcricket) March 28, 2023
Martin (70 in 85) was eventually last out as Claremont were bowled out for 214.
Watch the run out and the reaction here:
A Tasmanian cricketer was NOT happy after getting out via a Mankad and launched his bat, helmet and gloves into the air! 🤬🤯 pic.twitter.com/y64z4kwpE3
— Fox Cricket (@FoxCricket) March 28, 2023