Friday, September 01, 2006

My new hero

From Ananova:

A cricketer carried on batting after suffering a heart attack at the crease.

Jim Young, 57, scored another 12 for his village team despite crushing chest pains, reports the Mirror.

He collapsed to his knees and was taken off but went back after a glass of water and scored another four to end up on 48 not out. After the match a team-mate took him to the ambulance station and he was sent straight to hospital.

Jim was playing for Westmill, near Buntingford, Herts, against a Bishop's Stortford side.

Captain Martin Jones said: "Jim is passionate about cricket and Westmill. It was an important match and he played so well. It was a shame we lost."

You can virtually hear Elgar’s Nimrod swelling in the background

1 comment:

Oroborous said...

Your editorial comment is perfect since in America, in some quarters, "nimrod" has somehow come to mean "a hopeless idiot".