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Watch: Angry Australian batter throws bat, helmet, gloves in air after being given run out at non-striker’s end

run out at the non striker’s end
by Wisden Staff 3 minute read

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.

Martin (70 in 85) was eventually last out as Claremont were bowled out for 214.

Watch the run out and the reaction here:

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