Saturday, 19 June 2021

Neighbour prevents batsmen hitting six

VILLAGE cricketers have been stopped from hitting sixes from one end of their ground after complaints from a neighbour.

Diana Attenborough, 69, threatened to take legal action against Britwell Salome Cricket Club over the number of cricket balls that had landed in her garden.

The club has agreed to introduce a “local rule” for this season which means that batsmen cannot score the maximum number of runs if they clear the boundary rope from that end of the ground.

If a six is hit, the umpire will declare it a dead ball.

The club has also had to install 15m high netting at a cost of about £4,000 instead of buying mowers.

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