A Man Has Been Arrested After A Crossbow Bolt Was Fired Onto The Oval Pitch

That's just not cricket

Look, we all love Game of Thrones, but there's a difference between the vast and bloody battles taking place in your TV for control of Westeros, and, say, a mid-week cricket match at the Oval, right?

Apparently not. Last week play was interrupted after an actual, IRL, crossbow bolt was fired onto the pitch during a Surrey-Middlesex match. The bolt landed near Surrey fielder Ollie Pope, the match was abandoned and armed police were summoned.

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"It was a pretty tasty arrow, with a proper metal end," Surrey captain Gareth Batty is reported to have said.

Ser Bronn of the Blackwater may have been nowhere in sight, but police officers have arrested a suspect, after a 35-year-old man handed himself in over the weekend.

Detective Constable Dominic Landragin, of Lambeth CID, said: "Although nobody was injured, this was a reckless action taken with no regard for the safety and wellbeing of the spectators or the players."

Who said cricket is boring?