In an unusual turn of events during the County Championship fixture, Toby Roland-Jones experienced both the thrill of a maximum and the disappointment of a self-dismissal in the same delivery. The 10th round of the County Championship Division One is in progress, offering exciting cricket moments to fans worldwide.
While batters like James Rew and Tom Westley shine with consistent runs, Roland-Jones managed to grab attention in a truly unique manner with his bizarre dismissal. Middlesex faced off against Warwickshire in a game held in Birmingham, and after winning the toss, Middlesex captain Roby Roland-Jones opted to field first.
Roby’s decision proved wise as they bowled out the opposition for just 60 runs. In response, Middlesex posted a total of 191, with Toby Roland-Jones contributing 21 runs before the unusual incident unfolded.
On the penultimate ball of the 50th over, Roland-Jones powered a massive six over midwicket off Ed Barnard’s delivery. Unaware of the imminent twist, he continued his bat flow after the shot. Unfortunately, during his follow-through, his bat hit the stumps, dislodging the bails and resulting in his dismissal. The brilliant hit that sent the ball soaring turned into a shot of self-destruction.
The incident caught the attention of cricket enthusiasts on Twitter, who expressed a mix of amusement and surprise at the rare occurrence. While Roland-Jones showcased his batting prowess with the impressive six, his unfortunate dismissal added an unforgettable moment to the County Championship’s history.
Out hit wicket?!
— LV= Insurance County Championship (@CountyChamp) July 25, 2023
Warwickshire (Playing XI): Robert Yates, Alex Davies, Will Rhodes (c), Sam Hain, Dan Mousley, Ed Barnard, Michael Burgess (wk), Jacob Bethell , Henry Brookes, Mir Hamza, Oliver Hannon-Dalby
Middlesex (Playing XI): Mark Stoneman, Sam Robson, Stephen Eskinazi, Jack Davies, Max Holden, John Simpson (wk), Ryan Higgins, Josh De Caires, Toby Roland-Jones (c), Tom Helm, Ethan Bamber