Tuesday 23 October 2018

James Anderson hit in face by golf ball from his own shot

The Lancashire bowler had been enjoying a practice round at Stoke Park.

James Anderson’s shot rebounded into his own face (Mike Egerton/PA)
James Anderson’s shot rebounded into his own face (Mike Egerton/PA)

By Sean Taylor, Press Association

England bowler James Anderson might be better advised sticking to cricket – after hitting himself in the face while playing golf.

The 36-year-old speed bowler found himself in the firing line for a change during a round with teammate Stuart Broad.

In a video shared by Broad on Twitter, Anderson attempted an escape from a wooded area but blasted his ball straight at some forest debris and the rebound smacked him in the face.

Broad said his pal was “perfectly fine” after the fail, as England enjoyed some rest and relaxation before their second Test against India at Lord’s.

Anderson took four wickets to help England to a 31-run victory in the first Test at Edgbaston.

Press Association

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