Club Cricketer Suspended For 20 Weeks For His Involvement in On-Field Fight
A club cricketer has received a ban for 20 weeks for his involvement in an extra-ordinary on-field fight in September. Meanwhile, Northop’s Jordan Evans has been hit with the heavy penalty.
Moreover, he received a suspension, after becoming involved in a physical altercation with St Asaph batsman Mathew Ryan. Evans had caught Ryan in the North Wales Cricket League clash between the two sides on September 15. This moment worked as the catalyst for the unsavoury scenes, captured on camera by a local photographer.
Northop have also received a 30-point deduction, 15 of which will be suspended, as a result of the incident. The penalty will come into affect at the start of the 2019 campaign.
Northop captain Mark Poynton was also punished by the league, with the skipper being handed a two-match ban.
League chairman Bob Sugden told The Leader that it was disappointing. He also added that this kind of incidents have no place in a cricketing field.
“It is always disappointing when something like this happens. There is no place for it on a cricket field and I hope people learn that such behaviour is unacceptable,” Sugden said.
However, the league has St Asaph of any improper conduct during the incident.
The two teams finished fourth and fifth in the Premier Division in 2018 and the match during which the fight took place was effectively a dead rubber.