That’s not cricket! Bat-wielding thugs attack players as tempers explode at end of charity sports match
- Fight broke out in last couple of overs at Mote Park Cricket Club in Maidstone
- Footage shows players arguing before bat-wielding man charges at them
- Players are seen exchanging blows while those watching scream out
- Police and paramedics were called to the scene shortly after 7pm on Sunday
Bat-wielding thugs attacked players after a fight broke out at a charity cricket match in Kent.
A fight broke out in the last couple of overs at Mote Park Cricket Club in Maidstone on Sunday.
Footage shows a group of players arguing before a bad-wielding man, who was shirtless, charged at them.
Bat-wielding thugs attacked players after a fight broke out in the last couple of overs at Mote Park Cricket Club in Maidstone, Kent, at a charity cricket match on Sunday
More players are seen exchanging blows while those watching the match scream as they watch the fight break out.
The camera pans around to show that another is on the floor, as more men start waving their bats.
The fight, which broke out around 7pm, left a couple of the men with injuries and police and paramedics were called to the scene.
Footage shows a group of players arguing before a bad-wielding man, who was shirtless, charges at them. It was during a match in a tournament which is raising money for Share for Care, helping people who need medical treatment in Pakistan
Shehzad Akram, who helped to run the event, told the publication: ‘We tried our best for charity and these lunatics just spoiled it.’
He added that it was during the last couple of overs that some men came onto the pitch and attacked a few of the players.
Mr Akram continued: ‘I don’t know what the main reason was behind it, but there were some troublemakers in the ground. They started fighting with their bats and hitting people.’
More players are seen exchanging blows while those watching the match scream as they watch the fight break out around 7pm on Sunday. Police arrived at the scene and paramedics were called after a couple of the men sustained injuries
He told those involved that what they had done ‘was a disgrace’ and said that they won’t be allowed into the ground in future.
He added: ‘We are not happy – we don’t tolerate this behaviour.’
The club said in a statement on social media on Monday: ‘The Mote CC 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…
‘We do not condone these events and are saddened and disappointed in the organisers and those involved with the incident.’