Flying ants stump cricket players.BATSMEN have told how a plague of flying ants put paid to a cricket match.
The Warwickshire Cricket League The Warwickshire Cricket League is the biggest cricket league for clubs in Warwickshire. Its origins go back to 1989, and since 1998 it has acted as a feeder league to the Birmingham and District Premier League. game between Nuneaton side Stockingford AA (the Cabbage) and Coventry team West Indian West In·dies
An archipelago between southeast North America and northern South America, separating the Caribbean Sea from the Atlantic Ocean and including the Greater Antilles, the Lesser Antilles, and the Bahama Islands. Wanderers was in its latter stages when the Cabbage's number seven batsman went in to bat.
Iffty Mulla desperately tried to shake off the pesky insects but in the end had to retire, amid much laughter from his teammates.
Lee Watkins, who was next in the batting order Noun 1. batting order - (baseball) a list of batters in the order in which they will bat; "the managers presented their cards to the umpire at home plate"
lineup, card , said: "We thought Iffty had a bit of a phobia phobia: see neurosis.
Extreme and irrational fear of a particular object, class of objects, or situation. A phobia is classified as a type of anxiety disorder (a neurosis), since anxiety is its chief symptom. because he just moved back from the bowler and took his helmet and shirt off.
"It was quite funny at the time but after trying again, he just had to retire. I went in and couldn't even face one ball. It was unbelievable. They just swarmed all over my back. They were really big ants and people were getting bitten."
The captains of both teams and the umpires agreed to call a halt to the game at 8pm on Saturday.
The Cabbage were 111-6 at the end after the Wanderers had made 203-8 during their ant-free innings INNINGS, estates. Lands gained from the sea by draining. Cunn. L. Dict. h. t.; Law of Sewers, 31. .
AA skipper Neil Woolaston said the ants were all at one end of the crease crease (kres) a line or slight linear depression.
flexion crease , palmar crease and the fielders weren't affected.
"We tried throwing water over them but they would not go away. In the end, there was nothing we could do as it was 8pm and with 17 overs left to our innings, it was obvious we didn't have enough time to complete the match."
UNDER ATTACK: Lee Watkins