Bowler Throws Ball Over Wicketkeeper’s Head, Gives Away Boundary In County Match. Watch

A bowler is usually happy when he bowls a good ball that is defended to him. But that wasn’t the case when Surrey’s Ryan Patel decided to follow up with a quick throw to get the batter off his goal. Instead, his throw was way off target as he even flew over the wicketkeeper’s head and ran off a boundary. The incident happened during Surrey’s County Championship Division 1 match against Warwickshire at the Oval on Wednesday.

Patel, bowling to Sam Hain in the 68th over of Warwickshire’s second innings, threw a full swing that pushed the batter back toward him. Patel immediately picked up the ball and threw it towards the striker’s end, but his throw was quite headstrong and resulted in his team giving up four runs.

Watch: Ryan Patel’s wayward throw flies over the wicketkeeper’s head

“Have you ever seen 4 or so? Ryan Patel fields from his own bowling and sends it right over Ben Foakes’ head,” the County Championship official Twitter handle wrote, sharing the video

Warwickshire had scored 253 in its first innings, with Nathan McAndrew leading the way with 44.

Tom Lawes and Conor McKerr took three wickets each.

Surrey then made 316, powered by Ollie Pope’s 65.

McAndrew also shone with the ball, taking three wickets, while Oliver Hannon-Dalby also claimed three scalps, while Surrey took a 63-run lead in the first innings.


At Stumps on Day 3, Warwickshire reached 270/4, with Hain batting at 87 and Skipper Will Rhodes unbeaten at 72.

Surrey currently leads the Division 1 points table, while Warwickshire is 8th.

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