Somerset County Cricket Club re-posted a video from two years ago in which Gloucestershire’s Tom Lees was bowled by Somerset’s Jack Brooks, the stump cartwheeled but went down the ground.
Somerset tweeted the video: “Is this the greatest stump cartwheel ever?”
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During the second day of the fourth round Central Group match for the Bob Willis Trophy between Somerset and Gloucestershire at Taunton 2020, Somerset seamer Jack Brooks dismissed Gloucestershire batsman Tom Less giving fans a rare and surprising cricketing sight .
In the 28th over, Brooks managed to get past Les, the ball having just enough of a gap between bat and pad to hit the off-stump. While stumps being uprooted is a satisfying sight for any bowler, it has now also become a common sight in the game. What distinguished this dismissal from the others was that the stump sank into the ground.
Somerset fast bowler Jack Brooks was in the news last year when he apologized to Cheteshwar Pujara for his role in renaming India’s Test specialist “Steve” during his time at Yorkshire.
— Charlie Taylor (@CharlieTaylor4) November 18, 2021
Brooks – who joined Somerset in 2018 – also issued an apology for historic racist tweets (2012) as controversy over Azim Rafiq’s allegations of institutional racism against Yorkshire continued to rouse English cricket.
“In reference to my name in Azeem Rafiq’s statement to MPs this week, the use of the name ‘Steve’ refers to some people who are difficult to pronounce. When this has happened in the past in a dressing room environment, creed or race Giving nicknames has become common regardless of age,” Brooks said in a statement on the Somerset club website.
“I admit to using it in this context and now accept that it was disrespectful and wrong to do so. I have contacted Cheteshwar and apologized for any offense caused to him or his family by me At the time I didn’t recognize it as racist behavior, but I can see now that it was not acceptable.”