|April 26, 2001||vs Grasshoppers 2||Lost by six wickets|
This time, the blood was real. A suddenly lifting ball from Grasshoppers' Pat McGuinness caught keeper Jay Patel hard on the bridge of his nose, sending his glasses flying and -- we later discovered -- breaking the bone.
The video replay shows the ball, delivered to skipper Andrew Wardle, moving from off to leg, unsighting Patel, who was standing right up to the wicket.
As Patel came round to leg to collect with gloves mid-height, the ball bounced sharply up, forcing a high defensive bat from Wardle, and giving the keeper no time to react.
Patel, though shocked, appeared in no immediate danger and, after an ambulence was called, the game continued - but for a reduced 12 overs each.
In the end it all came down to the last ball, with scores level and Chris Taylor bowling to Pat McGuinness.
Castle, at mid-on, moved in to the wicket to cover the bowler's stumps for a run out, only to see McGuinness smash the ball past where he had just been fielding and clinch victory.
As the players gathered their things the medics arrived and after deciding that Patel had broken the bridge of his nose, took him with them to casualty.
We wish him a speedy recovery
|Old Fallopians 75-2, Grasshoppers 76- 2|
|Grasshoppers won by six wickets|
|Old Fallopians (won toss, chose to bat) 12-over game|
|Andrew Wardle||not out||23||2|
|Chris Taylor||not out||7||1|
|Extras (nb 1, w 5, b 1, lb 1||8|
|Fall of wickets: 1-43, 2-64|
|Progress: 30 (4 overs), 44 (8), 75 (12)|
|Freddie Barrass, Peter Frisby and Tim Castle did not bat|
|Tom Price||bowled||F Barrass||5|
|Chris Murray||run out||5|
|Pat McGuinness||not out||46||7|
|Don Bodie||not out||4|
|Extras (nb 1,w 11, b, 3, lb 1)||16|
|Alf Incley, Simon Brodbeck, Jake Sharman and Jay Patel did not bat|
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