It’s a lovely day out on a beautiful summer’s day is cricket. The excited murmur of the crowd as the players enter the field. Members quaffing down copious amounts of champagne whilst discussing which bow tie they wore to “a dear friend’s” dinner party the previous evening. Representatives circling the ground outside attempting to sell commentary ear pieces to anyone who’ll have them for an extortionate price. Not forgetting the first pint of the day being pulled before a lot of people have even woken up.
However, a player being ‘sledged’ with the threat of a broken arm in retaliation to an alleged threat of a punch in the face? That’s just not cricket…or is it? History will tell you it most certainly is.