The entertainment keeps getting better and with every passing day as cricket makes a return in a COVID-19 zeitgeist. Somerset Cricket Club (SCC) fast-bowler Jack Brooks recently delivered one such comical moment in a county-match against Gloucestershire.
Jack Brooks’ erratic no ball
Brooks was steaming in to bowl against one of Gloucestershire’s left-handed batsmen when his hand lost grip over the Dukes’ ball. As a result, the delivery splayed wide above the batsman’s waist; who could only play a half-hearted hook shot to the slips. Funny enough, the Somerset player positioned at third-slip actually managed to catch the ball- which prompted a brief moment of celebration from the ‘keeper and the other slip fielders. But the straight umpire was quick to turn down their celebrations as he, somewhat inanimately, signaled an above-waist no-ball. Here’s the video of the incident.
— County Championship (@CountyChamp) July 27, 2020
Brooks clarifies what made him bowl the no-ball
Brooks, however, had a witty reason behind his no-ball, as he later revealed on Twitter. “Too much sanitizer on my hands,” he wrote. Seems like someone is taking their health-safety measures seriously!
Too much sanitiser on my hands
— Jack Brooks (@BrooksyFerret) July 27, 2020