Glamorgan are currently playing against Kent in a group three game of the ongoing County Championship at St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury. The 2nd day’s play saw a hilarious turn of events when Chris Cooke tripped on the stumps leaving his teammates in splits.
The 28th over of the match saw Australia’s speedster Michael Neser bowling against England’s Sam Billings. On the fourth delivery, Billings hit the ball towards the fine leg and ran to take a single. The ball was collected by the fielder standing in the deep and he was preparing to throw the ball towards the wicketkeeper.
Chris Cooke clashes with the wickets
Chris Cooke, who was standing behind the wickets with the gloves, quickly moved towards the stumps to collect the ball. However, the fielder misdirected his throw and in order to stop the ball, Cooke ran into the stumps. Though Chris Cooke managed to stop the ball, he ended up crashing over the stumps and managed to uproot two stumps before tumbling down to the ground.
The episode turned out to be entertaining for the other players present on the field and they couldn’t stop their laughter. The official Twitter handle of Glamorgan uploaded the short clip of the funny incident on their official Twitter handle with the caption,
“His teammates enjoyed this one from the skipper!”
Watch the video here:
His teammates enjoyed this one from the skipper!#GoGlam pic.twitter.com/fRGg7si1md
— Glamorgan Cricket 🏏 (@GlamCricket) May 21, 2021
Speaking about Chris Cooke, he has had a decent start to County Championship. He is the second-highest run-getter for Glamorgan after Kiran Carlson. The skipper has smashed a stunning 365 runs in just seven games including a fifty and a couple of tons.
Speaking of the game, batting first, Kent have managed to post 307 runs in their 76.2 overs, with Darren Stevens scoring an attacking 190 in just 149 balls, with 15 sixes and as many fours.