Eddie Byrom's unusual delivery leaves everyone flabbergasted during County Championship Division two game

The incident occurred during the last ball of the day of the match between Leicestershire and Glamorgan.

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First Class cricket is the most challenging format of the game as it tests the physical and mental strength of a player across four to five days. The format requires everyone to be fully concentrated at each and every second or else he/she risks getting outfoxed by the opposition. Hence, the players are generally seen in a serious mood during any first-class match. 

However, sometimes there comes a moment amid the seriousness which breaks the monotony of the game leaving the players in splits or even stunned at times. A similar moment occurred during the final day of the County Championship Division Two match between Leicestershire and Glamorgan as Eddie Byrom bowled an unusual delivery which bounced twice before reaching the batter, Rishi Patel.

The delivery left everyone in stitches with the fielder at leg-slip falling on his feet in disbelief. The commentators also enjoyed the moment as they were heard having a laugh at the delivery, describing it as a “shocking ball”. The video has been going viral all over the internet with the fans questioning the umpire for not calling it a ‘no-ball’.

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Last ball of a match drifting towards a draw, and Eddie Byrom... Look, all we'll say is that sometimes, part-time bowling goes wrong. #LVCountyChamp
09:32 PM · Apr 30, 2023

Rishi Patel scored a brilliant hundred against Glamorgan on Day 4

Coming back to the match, the aforementioned delivery was the last ball of the match, which ended in a draw. Earlier, the Glamorgan County captain, David Lloyd, won the toss and elected to field first on Day 1 of the four-day game. Leicestershire happily accepted the invitation to batting first and posted 407 runs in the first innings, riding on brilliant knocks by Peter Handscomb (95) and Rehan Ahmed (90), respectively. Timm van der Gugten shone with the ball for Glamorgan in the first innings as he picked up 6 for 88 in his 29-over spell.

Glamorgan replied with a strong 465 in their first innings and took a 58-run lead courtesy of a hundred by Chris Cooke (132) and a splendid 90 by Michael Neser. Chris Wright was the pick of the bowlers for Leicestershire as he picked 5 for 89 in his 36.1 overs.

In the second innings, Leicestershire finished on 252/3 at the end of the final day with Rishi Patel scoring an unbeaten 134* while captain Lewis Hill scored 82.

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