Excuses, excuses

After missing the no-ball which allowed Leicestershire to snatch victory in the 20-20 cup final at the weekend, Umpire Allan Jones is rightly contrite:

“I looked at it on TV when I got back and it was a no-ball. It was a marginal one but it was a no-ball. I must say that I was concentrating on the four men inside the circle and keeping the water out of my eyes at the time, because it was raining very hard. And I had the lights in my eyes.”

Tough job, this umpiring.