Despite the presence of a four-shoed visitor on the Timaru Boys' High School park ground yesterday, there's apparently no truth to the rumour the school is calling up a guest player (to be used exclusively as a runner) for future cricket matches.
Exactly where the visitor hails from is unclear, though the lush outfield was clearly an attaction.
The animal seems certain to be ushered across the boundary in time for the next match, as horseplay is "just not cricket".
Players will be hoping that it doesn't manage to leave a deposit on a good length before then, however, as they may otherwise find themselves on a sticky wicket.
- The Timaru Herald