England news August 6, 2018

James Anderson's painful golf swing

ESPNcricinfo staff

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Anderson hits himself in the face with golf ball

Most of England's cricketers enjoy a round of golf and James Anderson is no exception. With an extra day off after the early finish of the first Test against India it was the perfect chance to get in another 18 holes.

But it did not all go according to plan for Anderson.

Finding himself buried among some trees, Anderson tried to find his way back onto the fairway but smashed his shot into the root of a tree in front of him, the ball rebounding at a rate of knots straight into his face.

Fortunately for Anderson there was no injury, unfortunately for him Stuart Broad happened to be filming so Anderson will never be able to live it down.

Unsurprisingly Broad found it all highly amusing - although quickly assured everyone Anderson was okay.

England will hope that Anderson's swing works better in the second Test at Lord's starting on Thursday.

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