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    A sad day in cricket

    One of Australia's batsmen has died after being struck in the head by a high-bouncing ball on Tuesday in a state-level match. In a sport where players regularly get hit on the head by a rock-hard ball it's actually a freak accident - the ball managed to get him in just the wrong spot on the back of his head.



    Cricket balls are fairly similar to baseballs, but heavier and much harder.

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    At that level all players wear a helmet when they bat. Seems this one missed the helmet, probably due to him turning his head away and a lot of bad luck.
    He was in a coma for a couple of days.

    Very sad, quite scary.
    I play and don't wear a helmet. The speed of the ball at my level is a lot less. And I usually try to avoid the ball rather than hit it with the bat. But scares me to think that could be me or someone I play with, not just some guy in the tv.

    Phil, I enjoyed your style of play and the way you looked like you were having fun.
    And my thoughts are with your family and mates in the game.

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    It's a pity that it wasn't Shane Warne. That motherfucker should have gone first.

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    Trashy women's mags would have gone out of business in the early 00s if it wasn't for that cunt.

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    Less than a week later, an Israeli umpire has been killed after being struck in the jaw by a flying ball!

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    Test match has been postponed.
    I'd put in for a day off work to watch it. Hmm now I got a free day.

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