Claremont Cricket Club bowler ‘Mankads’ Rondebosch Cricket Club batsman to ensure WPCA premier league tie

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Claremont Cricket Club seamer Kyle Pluke ran out Rondebosch Cricket Club batsman Cameron Fraser at the non-striker’s end in Saturday’s Western Province Cricket Association premier league fixture at the Terry Eksteen Oval.

Pursuing a target of 192, Rondebosch Cricket Club were 192 for nine at the time of the run-out.

“Rondebosch attempted to Mankad us, but our batter was in the crease. We then gave them a warning in their innings when they were backing up way too far as well – we could have done the Mankad to them then,” said Pluke.

“We had a look and he was backing up too far again, so we just decided to do the Mankad.”

Umpires Sedick Meyer and Franco Cloete officiated the fixture.

Rondebosch Cricket Club head coach Sean Hendrieck, Claremont Cricket Club head coach Allison Johnson and the Western Province Cricket Umpires Association were approached for comment.

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Additional match context

Earlier, Claremont Cricket Club reached 192 for nine after all-rounder Josh Breed’s 93 not out.

Leg-spinner Breed and seamer Marvin Williams then took three wickets each as Rondebosch Cricket Club slipped to 182 for nine.

Fraser and tail-ender Ali-Akbar Shaik shared a 10-run partnership for the 10th wicket before Pluke ended the match.

The ‘Mankad’ rule

In September 2022, this mode of dismissal was moved from the ‘unfair play’ to the ‘run out’ section of the International Cricket Council’s rules.

“Running out a non-striker for backing up too much will now be considered as a regular run out,” said the ICC at the time.

The mode of dismissal was effectively named after Indian cricketer Vinoo Mankad, who was the first to dismiss a non-striker this way in international cricket in 1948.

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