|Falkirk man |
in dangerous place
At one time streakers were an essential part of a Test Match. None is more famous than the dash of Michael Angelow at Lords in 1975 during the Ashes Test. Angelow with due modesty kept his socks and shoes on for his adventure and was properly respectful of cricket - he said later that he waited until the end of Lillee's over because he loved the game and didn't want to disrupt it. The magistrate looked upon the incident lightly and fined him only £10 - the exact amount bet against him by his mates. His friends stood in the courtroom and applauded before cheerfully paying his fine. The Falkirk streaker copped a fine of £500. No one applauded.
|The most celebrated streak in cricket|
Angelow gets on
the honours board at Lords
|Victory to Symonds |
by a short arm
In Australia of course they have a different attitude. Greg Chappell had a few run ins with streakers using his bat to good effect against bare buttocks. But the prize for the direct approach goes to Andrew Symonds who felled a streaker at an ODI against India in 2008, and was immediately recruited by the Australian rugby team. So Australian streakers know the risks. With such as Chappell and Symonds to dodge it is unlikely that they would leave their underpants in such a position as to trip them up. As in other areas, Scottish sport has so much to learn.