Credit: Twitter

Credit: Twitter

Fielding is one of the most crucial and match-defining elements in the game of cricket. Apart from batting and bowling, cricketers sweat hard to ensure that the fielding is on point, and they don’t miss out on important catches that potentially can change the course of the game. Despite best efforts, there happen several incidents when the fielders end up dropping the catch due to many reasons that produce funny catch drops. One such incident took place during a game of the Yorkshire Cricket Southern Premier League.

Hatfield Town CC 1st XI locked horns with Hallam CC 2nd XI on July 1 at the Carr Side Lane Ground in Hatfield. The game started with the visitors winning the toss and inviting their rivals to bowl first. What started as a regular game took an interesting turn when a fielder dropped a dolly catch and was left disappointed. 

However, what lay ahead was beyond everyone’s expectation, and the fielder made a solid comeback on the next ball. As the batter played the next ball, the fielder dived to his right and took a difficult single-handed catch, leaving everyone on his side in surprise. While the teammates rushed in towards the fielder, the wicketkeeper who was still in disbelief, burst into laughter. The video from the game went viral in no time garnering attention from several users on social media. 

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Hallam CC ended up scoring 249 at the loss of nine wickets, shouldering on William Coates’ 61 off 46 balls. They managed to restrict their opponents to 167, securing a big win by 82 runs. The winning side captain Nick Cooper put up a brilliant show and took four wickets in the game, apart from scoring 37 off 36 deliveries with seven boundaries.