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Charity Cricket Match Ends In Brawl As Cricketers Start Hitting Each Other With Bats

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Charity Cricket Match Ends In Brawl As Cricketers Start Hitting Each Other With Bats

A charity cricket match descended into chaos at the weekend after players started brawling and attacking each other with their bats. You can see footage of the incident here:

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The shocking scenes saw players punching and kicking each other following an argument that is said to have started over a single run.

The charity match, in aid of Share for Care and the Heart of Kent Hospice in Aylesford, took place at Mote Park Cricket Club in Maidstone, Kent, on Sunday (18 July).

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Those involved in the scrap can be seen wrestling each other to ground with some cricketers appearing to use their bats as weapons.

Horrified onlookers can be heard screaming before others run on to the pitch in an apparent attempt to calm things down.

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Credit: UKNIP

Shehzad Akram, who helped with the running of the event, told Kent Online: "We tried our best for charity and these lunatics just spoiled it.

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"At the end of the day, we were having the final match and it was the last couple of overs when some guys came on the pitch and attacked a few of the players."

Akram went on to say he believes those involved should face punishment.

"I told them then that what they'd done was a disgrace," he added. "There should be stiff action against the players involved."

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Credit: UKNIP
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A spokesperson for Kent Police said: "Kent Police was called at around 6.50pm on Sunday 18 July 2021 regarding a disturbance at a sportsground in Willow Way, Maidstone.

"Officers attended and spoke to those who were present at the scene.

"There have been no arrests at this stage and enquiries are continuing into the incident.

"Anybody with information can call Kent Police on 01622 604100, quoting reference 46/127096/21."

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Credit: UKNIP
Credit: UKNIP

Mote Park Cricket Club has condemned the violent scenes.

In a statement, a spokesperson for Mote Park Cricket Club said: "The Mote would like to distance ourselves from any events that took place at our club yesterday.

"We do not oversee and are not responsible for behaviour of any of those who commercially rent our ground.

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"We do not condone these events and are saddened and disappointed in the organisers and those involved with the incident."

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Topics: UK News

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