February 15, 2010

New Zealand cricket

ET's meaty performance

Kanishkaa Balachandran

Ewen Thompson’s perseverance has been talked about in New Zealand domestic circles. Nothing can stop him from bowling, not even a kebab stuck in his throat. The Central Districts left-arm fast bowler bowled ten overs on the trot and even took a catch in the semi-final match against Canterbury at Village Green on Saturday despite a piece of meat lodged in his oesophagus from the previous day.

It blocked food and liquid intake which led to dehydration during the game. He was taken to hospital, placed on drips and the meat was removed.

"ET is kicking himself a bit because he is supposed to watch what he eats,” Central Districts manager Lance Hamilton told the Dominion Post. “He was in a rush to eat before training [on Friday] and he scoffed down a kebab and obviously some meat got stuck.”

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