September 25, 2010

County cricket

Cross fumble ruins champagne moment

Liam Brickhill

Lancashire wicketkeeper Gareth Cross may have held 18 catches for his county this season but he had an embarrassing case of butterfingers at the county’s end-of-season prize-giving ceremony when he dropped the Champagne Moment award and it smashed into pieces. Cross had been awarded the prize for his role in Lancashire’s Twenty20 win against Warwickshire at Old Trafford in June, in which he struck the penultimate ball for six to seal a dramatic five-wicket win, but his joy turned to embarrassment after he was given the trophy and it slipped from his hands and shattered.

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