Australia news October 17, 2013

Bollinger suspended for one Ryobi Cup match

ESPNcricinfo staff

Doug Bollinger, the New South Wales fast bowler, has received a one-match suspension after his wild throw to hit the stumps had struck the batsman during the Ryobi Cup clash between his side and Queensland.

The incident, which is in violation of Article 2.2.7 of Cricket Australia's code of behaviour - throwing a ball at or near a player or player support personnel in an inappropriate and/or dangerous manner during a match - was reported to the match referee Bob Stratford, who proposed the suspension. Bollinger pleaded guilty and accepted the penalty, leaving no need for a hearing.

He will have to sit out when his side hosts Victoria on October 20.

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  • andrews on October 18, 2013, 23:57 GMT

    The writer describes it as a wild throw to hit the stumps. It was nothing like it. Pierson was well to the left of the stumps, and this imbecile threw it deliberately to bounce head high. This was not a minor incident, and walker, your comment is dead wrong.

  • Dummy4 on October 18, 2013, 10:35 GMT

    @Aoun Hassan : As I recall the batsman involved was Jimmy Peirson, playing his debut match for Queensland. He didn't do anything in particular to aggravate Bollinger other than batting nice and fluently.

  • Dummy4 on October 17, 2013, 23:55 GMT

    who was the batsman???????????????????????????????????????????

  • Dummy4 on October 17, 2013, 23:08 GMT

    @Big_Maxy_Walker Having watched the match, Bollinger was not throwing anywhere near the stumps. He threw the ball as a bouncer into the pitch that struck the batsman on the helmet when he was standing about half a metre away from off-stump. I think it was a minor incident, but if it's against the rules it's a fair call.

  • Eddie on October 17, 2013, 19:16 GMT

    the batsmen shouldn't have got in the way of the ball

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