Shocking moment cricket players and spectators attack each other with BATS in wild brawl at suburban match that got so bad police and paramedics had to be called
- Suburban cricket match turned violent
- Police and paramedics were called
A suburban cricket match erupted in violence when a fight broke out on the pitch, with players and spectators attacking each other with cricket bats.
Police and paramedics had to be called to a local grand final in Preston, in Melbourne’s northern suburbs over the weekend, as tensions flared in the sport normally known as ‘the gentleman’s game’.
The grand final between Lalor and Camrea at the HLT Oulton Reserve, was live streamed, however the broadcast was suspended as the brawl intensified.
The fighting was sparked when a Camrea player hit a six and lead their team to victory.
Footage shows the batter then celebrating before a Lalor fielder storms up to confront them.
A scuffle then broke out between the pair, with the Camrea batter appearing to strike the opposition player with his bat.
Others players joined in before spectators rushed onto the pitch and got involved.
Emergency services were quickly called and the live stream of the game was switched off.
A man in his 20s suffered minor injuries and was treated by paramedics.
Both clubs are speaking with those involved and the North Metro Cricket Association is also investigating.
Police said no charges have been laid.
Locals took to social media to voice their disappointment in the behaviour of the players and spectators involved in the brawl.
A player can be seen raising a cricket bat during the violent scuffle
Police and paramedics were called out after the clash intensified
‘Both these clubs and their players should be ashamed and embarrassed of their behaviour and actions,’ one Facebook post read.
‘They have not only disgraced and embarrassed them self [sic] but have undone so much hard work done by the current Board of the association to improve reputation and image of the Comp.
‘Instead of pointing fingures at each other Lalor and Camrae should take some responsibility, and accountability’.
Another said they felt sorry for past players ‘who now have to be associated with these disgusting behaviours’.
Others questioned whether the premiership win should have been counted at all.
‘Surely a flag should not be presented,’ one said.
Another agreed: ‘No one should win and get any reward. Otherwise it rewarding bad behaviour’.
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