Cricketers clock up three runs thanks to the worst wicketkeeping and fielding you will EVER see
Comedy of mistakes as cricketers narrowly avoid being exhausted four times thanks to the worst wicketkeeping and fielding you will EVER see
- Four run-outs begged for astonishingly poor fielding in the last game
- Prague Barbarians took advantage of Vinohrady Cricket Club’s gruesome play
- Batsmen Andrew Sim and Jahanur Hoque survived when they were not entitled to
An incredible string of errors by a wicketkeeper and three fielders gave their opponents three runs when the batters should have been knocked out four times.
The comedy of errors happened when the Prague Barbarians recently played Vinohrady in the European Cricket Series in the Czech Republic.
Prague’s Andrew Sim tried to knock a wide ball from bowler Arshad Hayat to the ground in the second over of the match, but missed and was out of his mind when the wicketkeeper caught the ball.
He attempted a direct hit, by which time Prague’s other batter, Jahanur Hoque, had run across the field to the batter’s end – leaving the team ripe for a runout at the bowler’s end.
Four run-off opportunities went begging when Czech cricket team Vinohrady delivered a field performance so bad you could be excused for thinking they were drunk
Prague Barbarian batter Andrew Sim (right) crosses the crease at the end of the opposition’s incredibly inept display
The wicketkeeper ran after his ball and tried to get it to Hayat so he could throw it into the stumps, but missed by a mile, forcing the bowler to chase the ball.
By the time he gets it, another runout is at stake, as Hoque has run back to the bowler’s end and crosses the crease just as Sim starts running back to the other end.
Even a team under seven could take the wicket with such a chance, but Vinohrady found a way to hold on.
Hayat inexplicably held onto the ball rather than blasting it off the field as soon as he picked it up – and when he released it, the incredibly soft throw bounced twice and went between the legs of the fielder who had to put the ball in the field throw. the stumps.
The Barbarians (pictured) won the rain-stricken game by five runs
But wait – it gets worse.
Sim crosses the fold in a fair way, but Hoque goes for another run, leaving his teammate with him at the wicketkeeper’s end.
A fielder, about five feet behind the crease, tosses the ball to a teammate standing by the stumps, but he drops the ball cold and by the time he picks it up, Sim has crossed safely at the bowler’s end.
Prague won the rain-stricken match by five runs as Vinohrady nearly scored a six on the last ball to secure the win, only to get the shot into the deep midwicket.