England cricket fan not killed when ball hits his head
HARD cheese on Alex Dettman, 30, who was smacked on the head by a cricket ball. Dettman was ‘watching’ New Zealand take on England at University Oval in Dunedin when he was hit by the ball struck by Kiwi batsman Hamish Rutherford.
Says Dettman, who hails from York, England:
”I blew my nose, looked up and went `Uh-oh’.”
You might think him unlucky. Hardcore cricket fans would consider it just desserts. You must never take your eyes from the action, not even for a millisecond.
Still. It could have been worse:
It’s not quite crowd participation:
Cricket fans are a tough bunch. They laugh in the face of death: