Hampshire v Surrey, Twenty20 Cup, Southampton July 7, 2006

Ramprakash clashes with spectators

Cricinfo staff



Mark Ramprakash sets off his his victory lap © Getty Images
Mark Ramprakash is no stranger to being on the receiving end of taunts from spectators. Last week at Lord's he was jeered by Middlesex supporters still bitter about his acrimonious departure from the county, and at The Rose Bowl on Thursday he was again targeted by Hampshire fans.

Ramprakash was reportedly confronted by two spectators in the pavilion after Surrey's win over Hampshire in the Twenty20 Cup, leading to him requesting extra security. It followed Ramprakash's celebrations when he ran out Hampshire's last man to wrap-up the victory - he ripped off his shirt and ran to a section of the crowd who had been jeering him, signaling at them to be quiet.

"I came down here about two years ago and the crowd were abusive and today they started on me when they thought a ball I stopped had gone for four," he told The Times. "Normally it's quite good-natured stuff but this wasn't particularly pleasant. It was nice to have the last laugh."

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