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Re: Cricket

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:56 am
by Ethiaa
More shocking was the bloke on Twitter who didn't think it looked like it would hurt anyone. It's a metal tipped crossbow bolt which has come over a set of stands - what do you think it's going to do if it hits you? Bounce off?

Re: Cricket

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:07 am
by theadore
Indeed - pretty nuts.

Given that it was fired from outside the ground into the square... presumably unsighted... its a pretty good shot too.

Re: Cricket

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:15 am
by Gibbon
Or a really bad one. I got one of Igor's nerf arrows stuck in our oak tree yesterday too.

Re: Cricket

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:53 pm
by Rover the Top
So, Ben Stokes...

Once upon a time, intervening to stop someone being bottled would be seen as a heroic act... :yeahright:

Re: Cricket

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:02 pm
by Gibbon
Not to mention alledgedly intervening to stop homophobic abuse.

I’m not sure what’s going on with that.

Re: Cricket

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:44 pm
by Ethiaa
The continuing to punch the guy after intervening is perhaps the issue

Re: Cricket

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:33 pm
by theadore
I haven't seen the video but it apparently doesn't look good.

Re: Cricket

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:51 pm
by Rover the Top
Ethiaa wrote:
Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:44 pm
The continuing to punch the guy after intervening is perhaps the issue
I guess the question there is whether you think someone who is prepared to use a bottle as a weapon will walk away quietly if disarmed? I'll put it out there, I don't think I'd be turning my back on them...

Re: Cricket

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:56 pm
by Ethiaa
Not turning your back possibly not the same as walking forward with fists swinging

Re: Cricket

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:52 pm
by mrblackbat
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/43565737

Smith and Warner banned for a year by Cricket Australia.

Re: Cricket

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:58 am
by Rover the Top
mrblackbat wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:52 pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/43565737

Smith and Warner banned for a year by Cricket Australia.
And Bancroft for 9 months.

For the offence,viewed in isolation, it seems a lot. But it's hard to believe it's the first time.

Re: Cricket

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:47 pm
by Rover the Top
Lehmann's quit now too.

Re: Cricket

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:52 pm
by mrblackbat
Finally.

Re: Cricket

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:12 pm
by theadore

Re: Cricket

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:05 pm
by Rover the Top
Seemed like a weird trial. Stokes and the two guys he was fighting all tried at once, and the two people who probably would have made key witnesses not called by either side. I'm not really sure how the jury could come to any other verdict from what I've read (which has been weighted towards Stokes part in it all).