Bizarre fighting in pitch, cricketer suspended
A Club cricketer has been handed a twenty weeks of suspension for involving in a ludicrous fighting in field.
Northop bowler Jordan Evans has made a physical altercation with St. Asaph batsman Mathew Ryan causing him heavily penalized afterwards.
Northop have also received a 30-point deduction, 15 of which will be suspended, as a result of the incident. The penalty will come into effect at the start of the 2019 campaign.
Northop captain Mark Poynton was also punished by the league, with the skipper being handed a two-match ban.
An eye witness said, “It was certainly cricket with a difference. I’ve never seen anything like it. The crowd were amazed.”
The North West Cricket League Chairman Bob Sugden expressed disappointment, said, “It is always disappointing when something like this happens. There is no place for it on a cricket field and I hope people learn that such behavior is unacceptable.”
Gareth Ryan, chairman of St Asaph, said, “St Asaph Cricket Club’s main concern is to restore a relationship with Northop. We want to re-establish the good relationship we had with Northop a few years ago and to make sure that there is no animosity between the two clubs moving forward.”