A batsman gets dismissed in a strange manner for "obstructing the field" in county cricket

During the match between Gloucestershire and Leicestershire in the ongoing season of county cricket, a strange dismissal of a batsman got the fans talking. It happened during the third day of the match between Gloucestershire and Leicestershire at the County Ground, Bristol. While chasing the target of 368 runs set by Gloucestershire in the first innings, Leicestershire had already lost four wickets, and Lewis Hill and Louis Kimber were standing solid at the crease. However, in a turn of events, Kimber was given out for what has been called 'obstructing in the field'.

During the 78th over, Kimber defended a spinning delivery from Oliver Price, but he ended up holding the ball with his glove when it was still in the air. The entire fielding team appealed for an out, and the umpire took a moment and declared Kimber out for obstruction in the field. He departed after scoring 34.

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Deciding to bat first, Gloucestershire scored 368, with Oliver Price and Danny Lamb scoring 85 and 70 runs, respectively. Later on, in response, Leicestershire got dismissed for 350, with Lewis Hill scoring 103 runs.


Jun 14, 2023 1:21 PM