Sunday, 3 June 2007

Test star outings in the FP Trophy

If ever a day exemplified the new 'County friendly' era of Peter Moores, then it was surely Sunday 3rd June. With Alistair Cook, Paul Collingwood and Michael Vaughan, amongst others, all having run outs in their county colours (literally), there were plenty of rare sights for local members to enjoy.

But there can have been few rarer sightings than that seen at St Helen's, Swansea, as not only did Hampshire field Australians Shane Warne and Stuart Clark, but there were workouts for Ashes heroes, and good friends, Kevin Pietersen and Simon Jones.

Even more remarkable is that they both batted and bowled against each other, and here's the evidence.

Rare sight

Simon Jones gets hit for 6 over extra cover by Kevin Pietersen.

Rarer sight

Kevin Pietersen's off break gets lifted for 6 out onto the Mumbles Road by Simon Jones

Of more importance is the long term recovery of Simon Jones (above) who bowled unchanged through a 10 over spell, seeming to indicate that last week's 'knee scare' was merely precautionary.

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