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Watch: Commentator’s ‘s***’ gaffe during county pre-season friendly sparks mirth

by Wisden Staff 1 minute read

Watch: A clip of an on-air slip up from popular county cricket commentator Mark Church has caused some amusement on social media.

Church was commentating on Surrey’s pre-season warm-up fixture against Middlesex when the gaffe occurred. Describing a leg-glance from Middlesex batsman Max Holden off the bowling of Jamie Overton, Church misspoke, saying something that sounded very much like: “Shit, leg-side, uppish, for four.”

Later that day Church clarified that he had said “chipped” before light-heartedly suggesting that this episode explained why he doesn’t commentate on golf.

You can watch the moment here:


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