October 20, 2012

Bowling

Career-ending no-ball call

Any bowler getting called for 'chucking' during a match causes distress to the players and the spectators, but it can be shattering for the bowler. Australian bowler Ian Meckiff's career was destroyed when he was called at the Gabba during South Africa's last Test at the ground - in 1963-64, writes Robert Craddock in the Courier Mail.

With South Africa visiting Brisbane for a Test match next month for the first time in 49 years, old timers can still recall the mayhem of their last visit when Australian fast bowler Ian Meckiff was called for throwing by umpire Col Egar in the 1963-64 series.

Egar had no response to Meckiff's first ball but then shattered the convivial atmosphere of a sun-drenched Saturday afternoon by calling no ball to the second, third, fifth and ninth deliveries.

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