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Cricket Umpire Killed By Ball

by | 5th, July 2009

cricket-umpire-killedCRICKET is a game fraught with danger. Cricket umpire Alcwyn Jenkins has died after being hit on the head by a ball.

Alcwyn Jenkins, 72, was umpiring a league match between Swansea and Llangennech at the St Helen’s ground in Swansea on Saturday.

The widower, from Skewen near Neath, was struck on the head by a ball thrown by a fielder and was airlifted to hospital but failed to recover.

First they killed the spectator.

Cricket is a macabre and dangerous sport. What other game features a match for The Ashes, the burnt remains?

And do remember to visit the museum at Lord’s cricket ground where a poor bird killed during an MCC vs Cambridge University match in 1936 sits forever stuffed against the instrument of its death.


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