Cricket always has been a sport combining several aspects related to fitness and reaction of players. The sport demands the players to have high amounts of quick reflexes besides the ability to make quick efficienct decisions on the field. In a sport like cricket where the margin of error are extremely minute at times, the players are always needed to be alert on the field both mentally and physically thereby not providing the opponent with a single chance to make any sort of progress. However several moments related to the sport involve a particular player putting on an exhibition on the field such that at times all of it turns into a funny moment which remain within the memories of the spectators thereon. A similar incident which drew the attention of cricket fans towards itself took place in the Metro Bank One Day Cup match recently.
Warwickshire faced off against Gloucestershire in the Group B match of the Metro Bank One Day Cup. Gloucestershire were put in to bat first by Gloucestershire after having lost the toss. The side got off to a disastrous start as they were reduced to 10/4 inside the first 4 overs. James Bracey and Jack Taylor showed some sort of resistance as they stopped the fall of wickets somehow. However it was in the 10th over of the innings that the spectators witnessed a notworthy incident which occurred right near the bowling crease. Hannon Dalby who had the ball in hand had just finished bowling his fourth delivery of the over which was defended with full face of the bat by Bracey straight back to the bowler.
Dalby who saw the ball coming back towards him first put his right boot in the ball’s path, looped it up in the air and then juggled it with both his feet, left thigh and finally tried to place it at the back of his head but failed. The bolwer finally stopped after having kicked the ball away with his left foot. Everyone around Dalby watching his brilliant piece of skill was amused, and so were the spectators. The bowler eventually finished with brilliant figures of 14/3 in 8 overs as Warwickshire were bowled out for just 120. Gloucestershire chased down the low total with ease as they went on to win the game by 8 wickets with almost 24 overs to spare.