VIDEO : Fielding side applaud in admiration after No.11 batsman scoops hat-trick ball to boundary
During a Sussex Cricket League encounter between TBCC and Preston Nomads, fans witness to a remarkable moment as Club cricket never ceases to amaze. TBCC’s no.11 batsman played a reverse-scoop on a hat-trick ball. The delivery was so good that the daredevil act that it was appreciated by the opposition.
It comes to matching the sheer absurdity of club cricket, no matter how hard international and domestic cricket try these two levels. A couple of days ago that footage emerged of a bowler taking two one-handed return-catches on either side of the umpire in the same over and Wednesday. Moreover, fans witness to another cockamamie moment which is so amusing that it’s worth watching over and over again.
In the ‘August Cup’ of the Sussex Cricket League game between Three Bridges Cricket Club (TBCC) first XI and Preston Nomads first XI, the wonderful incident happened. As TBCC having lost wickets on back-to-back deliveries, the club’s no.11 batsman walked in to bat with him having to face the prospect of surviving a hat-trick ball, but what happened on the actual delivery was so ‘out-of-syllabus’.
After that even the fielding side couldn’t help but break character and applaud the batsman for his heroic deed. Searching for a hat-trick, the Preston Nomads CC bowler, a right-arm quick, steamed in and delivered an attempted yorker, but him getting the radar a bit wrong meant that the ball instead turned out to be a low full-toss.
However, astonishingly, as if he was Jos Buttler batting in the death overs of an ODI game, the No.11 batsman (yes, number eleven batsman!!!!), on hat-trick ball, pulled off a reverse-scoop and ramped the ball over the head of the keeper and the slips to the third man boundary. For a good second, none of the Preston Nomads CC players could fathom what happened but after getting back to their senses, the fielding side – including the bowler, who was looking for a hat-trick – realized the absurdity of what had just happened and ended up applauding the No.11 batsman.
This was a moment to be proud of and so, rightfully, TBCC took to Twitter to post the video and shared it with the caption, “What would your number 11 do on a Hat-Trick ball? Here’s what ours did..”
What would your number 11 do on a Hat-Trick ball? Here’s what ours did.. pic.twitter.com/McFsvJiRRY
— Three Bridges CC (@TBCC_) August 5, 2020