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Is this even cricket? huh?
« on: September 23, 2015, 09:05:32 AM »

http://www.rediff.com/cricket/report/its-a-wrestling-match-no-its-a-cricket-match-bermuda-brawl/20150923.htm

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Anderson, representing Cleveland County Cricket Club, launched a brutal assault on Willow Cuts Cricket Club batsman George O'Brien while wicket-keeping during the Champion of Champions final at the St David's Cricket Club Ground 10 days ago.

The fight turned ugly after Anderson remonstrated Brien between overs with both players wrestling each other to the ground. Anderson went as far as kicking the batsman. Fellow players and officials rushed to calm them down but the damage was done by then.

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Re: Is this even cricket? huh?
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2015, 09:09:06 AM »

Oh yeah saw this - lol so much for "gentleman's game"
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Re: Is this even cricket? huh?
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2015, 09:14:12 AM »

It's the same as the recent badminton game that went the wrong way.


For whatever reason they start these fights, there only ever gonna end up banned. And then regretting it in 20 years when they can no longer play the sport there good at.
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Re: Is this even cricket? huh?
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2015, 09:24:35 AM »

It's just a club game after all  :D.. Wish their main career was taken as seriously as this as well  :D
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Re: Is this even cricket? huh?
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2015, 09:32:36 AM »

All leagues and clubs need to have a zero tolerance policy Anyone who behaves in this manner should be banned for life then taken to court and sued for assault.
« Last Edit: September 23, 2015, 09:43:48 AM by Seniorplayer »
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Re: Is this even cricket? huh?
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2015, 09:40:56 AM »

pretty bad incident this one, but as has been mentioned in other posts this is creeping into cricket more and more and it results from sledging.

it's up to those running clubs to crack down on it. Unfortunatley, those of us on committees know when you try to get all the club officers onboard there always seems to be one who says 'what's the problem?'

so easier said than done but it's got to come from us clubs to come down hard on players who go over the line
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Re: Is this even cricket? huh?
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2015, 09:49:57 AM »

That's just a quiet Sunday friendly up North, what's the problem?  :D
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Re: Is this even cricket? huh?
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2015, 10:28:14 AM »

Sounds like he dropped and catch and missed a stumping..........so started taking it out on the batsman, when he should have been looking at himself!!
Shame but I'm sure he will be regretting it now!
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Re: Is this even cricket? huh?
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2015, 11:47:53 AM »

Really looking forward to th ebay post...

for sale - nearly new bat, with a few blood stains.

reason for selling kit - I have recieved a life ban from the sport.
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Re: Is this even cricket? huh?
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2015, 11:51:58 AM »

Really looking forward to th ebay post...

for sale - nearly new bat, with a few blood stains.

reason for selling kit - I have recieved a life ban from the sport.

hahahaha  :D :D :D
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Re: Is this even cricket? huh?
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2015, 12:08:59 PM »

Do you guys remember the Starc and Pollard incident - that was pretty bad too but not as bad
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Re: Is this even cricket? huh?
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2015, 05:10:46 PM »

pretty bad incident this one, but as has been mentioned in other posts this is creeping into cricket more and more and it results from sledging.

it's up to those running clubs to crack down on it. Unfortunatley, those of us on committees know when you try to get all the club officers onboard there always seems to be one who says 'what's the problem?'

so easier said than done but it's got to come from us clubs to come down hard on players who go over the line

Yeah good luck with that, too many prats play the game and think verbal abuse is acceptable in the name of sport
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Re: Is this even cricket? huh?
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2015, 07:14:35 PM »

Yeah good luck with that, too many prats play the game and think verbal abuse is acceptable in the name of sport

Yes you are right,we see it week in week out.
We have had instances of sledging in Sunday friendlies,out of nowhere and not in context with the game.So yes,there's a huge amount to do for those who want to change it
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