CRICKET: ‘Mankad’ dismissal overshadows Skegness trip for Tetford

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A controversial dismissal helped ruin Tetford CC’s trip to the coast as they were bowled out by Skegness 2nds.

After winning the toss, Skegness elected to bat and set a target of 153.

Tetford set about their batting innings and looked comfortable against the pace attack deployed against them, at one down and scoring freely there was reason for optimism.

Then controversy arrived with the dismissal of Harry Smith, run out at the non-strikers end by the bowler.

The dismissal, known as a ‘Mankad’ after Indian cricketer Vinoo Mankad, is a rarity in today’s game and its arrival in a Sunday match was a source of discontent among those watching.

Chamberlain, the bowler, had warned Smith previously, and stumped him after again catching him off the crease.

The mood and balance of the game changed after the dismissal.

Tetford remained ahead of the run rate throughout the chase but wickets fell with regularity and Tetford were all out for 106.