Covering England cricket as a journalist is not particularly known for being dangerous.
But Press Association’s cricket correspondent Rory Dollard got a little too close at training in Antigua when watching England captain Joe Root face some bouncers.
And it ended with him dropping his camera phone as the nasty-looking ball came hurtling in his direction.
Dollard, who was uninjured, said: “It gave me new respect for Ben Foakes’ job behind the wickets.”
Despite claiming to be a decent club cricketer, Dollard is not being considered for the second Test, which starts on Thursday.