'Gades questions 'dangerous' call which saw star 'red carded' and hauled off

‘Gades questions ‘dangerous’ call which saw star ‘red carded’ and hauled off

Renegades captain Aaron Finch believes the umpires got it wrong to rip off teammate David Moody for sending two dangerous full throws against the Scorchers on Sunday night.

Moody’s spell lasted just four deliveries at the Perth Stadium after he was “red carded” for bowling two no-balls above waist height in just the second over of the match.

Finch said he felt for his teammate after the thrilling 10-run loss to the Scorchers.

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“It was really flat. There is no doubt that he was devastated,” he said.

“I think the rule is there to protect dangerous deliveries, and I don’t think the other one was dangerous.

“If (Stephen Eskinazi) had stayed in his batting stance, I don’t think it would have been anywhere near him.

“It was just the fact that he went over the lap. That was bad luck.

“Yes, he was devastated. That was part of the game.”

Under the laws of cricket, a bowler can be dismissed if he bowls two deliveries above the waist during his bowling spell – which the umpires believe is dangerous for the batsmen.

Scorchers opener Cameron Bancroft cowered after suffering a nasty blow to the hand and ribs courtesy of Moody’s first full toss.

The Renegades bowler approached Bancroft at the non-striking end to apologize for the accident, who was briefly looked at by medical staff before being given the all-clear to continue his innings.

Renegades’ David Moody checks Scorchers’ Cameron Bancroft. Image: Paul KaneSource: Getty Images

After sending another ball wide, Moody bowled another beam to Stephen Eskinazi, who scooped the delivery for four runs. Replays then confirmed a no-ball, with Moody forced to pass the ball to teammate Jack Prestwidge to complete the over.

“He’s done.” He got a red card,” said Fox Cricket’s Adam Gilchrist.

Mark Waugh added: “Obviously no one is going to do that, so it’s very unfortunate.

“There could have been a handful on this field. Big guy with good pace.”

Speaking to Fox Cricket after the match, Bancroft said: “I actually felt really bad for him (Moody) because I know he’s someone who’s worked really hard to get the opportunity, so it’s really unfortunate.”

Scorchers fast bowler Andrew Tye said he has plenty of sympathy for Moody.

David Moody was withdrawn from the bowling attack. Image: Paul Kane/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images

“I feel for David Moody. I was there before I got out of the two-pass attack,” Tye told Fox Cricket. “It was definitely a busy first overtime match.

“It could be any number of things. I know I’ve had issues with either holding too much in the crease, or sliding around the crease, or having wet hands.

“I’m not too sure what the ‘Mooders’ issue was there. He obviously tried to go for a yorker in the second one and the moving batsman was able to discourage him and he ended up bowling the second one.’

Renegades coach David Saker shared a similar sentiment.

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“You have to hug him – he’s trying as hard as he can,” he said.

“He actually came to his home place, home before his family.

“He would be really motivated to do well. You can’t hang them to dry.

“I hope they learn from this and come back. No one wants to do what he does. It was unfortunate.”

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