Game Halted Due to a Medical Emergency in England
In an uncommon set of circumstances, the administration of the Old Trafford in England stopped the play to provide medical assistance to a spectator in the crowd who suffered a health issue during the course of the county match.
Meanwhile, it was the Specsavers County Championship Division One four-day match between Essex and Lancashire when the incident took place. An air ambulance landed on the outfield to attend the spectator before rushing to a nearby hospital.
So much so, the delay lasted for twenty-seven minutes and was taken to the nearest medical facility for further treatment.
However, it was a commendable effort on the behalf of the stadium administrators to create an example. The administration provided the best available measure to execute the priorities properly.
Meanwhile, in the field, both Sussex and Lancashire were at the same positions at the end of the first innings.
While Lancashire managed to put 301 runs, Sussex got all-out at the score of 302. In Essex’s innings, Alastair Cook found some respite after a run of low scores in international cricket as he scored a patient 58 at the top of the order.
Australia’s Joe Mennie, who featured in the disastrous loss at Hobart in 2016 as his first and so far the only Test, picked three wickets.
However, Lancashire fell apart in the second innings and at the time of writing. They lost their seventh wicket at the expense of just 47 runs on the board.
Essex’s opening bowler Jamie Porter picked four wickets in a frenzied collapse of Lancashire as the recently recalled England Test opener Keaton Jennings had to go through the unfortunate event of bagging a pair.
Here is the tweet when air ambulance landed on the field:
Play halted due to a medical emergency, with one of the spectators taken ill. The air ambulance has landed on the outfield. Let’s hope they going to be okay. pic.twitter.com/cURm0mqSca
— Lancashire Cricket (@lancscricket) June 11, 2018