With each passing day, cricket is becoming increasingly competitive, and the sport is being taken to new heights by the enhanced athleticism of its players. While international cricketers continue to amaze fans with their performances, domestic players are also producing remarkable feats on the field.
One such example is the European Cricket League, which has witnessed some breathtaking moments. Despite the many clips showcasing the humorous side of the league, a recent video has left fans in awe of a fielding effort.
The European Cricket shared a video of Patrick Gouge, a fielder for Farmers, executing a direct hit from near the boundary ropes. The clip begins with Beveren’s captain, Hakim Khaksar, hitting a lofted shot between long-on and long-off.
Two fielders run in for the catch but end up colliding, with one of them even crossing the boundary ropes. However, the second fielder shows great presence of mind by picking up the ball and throwing it towards the wicketkeeper.
The ball lands perfectly before the stumps and hits them, resulting in the batter being short of his crease. The commentators and Patrick’s teammates were astonished by this effort, with the commentators even calling it “the best bit of fielding ever.”
In terms of the game’s outcome, Farmers secured an emphatic 34-run victory, bundling Beveren out for 88 in 9.1 overs. While Nicolaj Laegsgaard starred with the bat for the Farmers, scoring 81* off just 36 balls, Rhys Palmer and Toby Britton did the job with the ball in hand, taking 2/3 and 2/9 respectively. Patrick Gouge, unfortunately, did not have a great outing with the bat, as he was dismissed for 2(4).