As comedian Dara O’Briain whacked a hurling ball towards a prostrate photographer, the outcome was pretty much inevitable.
Yes, the poor snapper, James Cheadle, copped one on the head as he lay on the Lord’s turf – and it looked painful and hilarious in equal measure.
📺 @daraobriain, the Lord's outfield, hurling and a photographer.
What could possibly go wrong? 😂 pic.twitter.com/2VLyLELbqW
— Lord's Ground (@HomeOfCricket) March 3, 2017
Honestly, we could watch that all day.
— Dara Ó Briain (@daraobriain) March 3, 2017
We all knew it was coming but that didn’t spoil the joy of it one bit.
— True Blue Girl (@CailinGormFior) March 3, 2017
What’s almost as impressive as the hit itself is the way Cheadle takes it in his stride like a consummate pro.
Luckily my head got in the way of it damaging anything of real value. https://t.co/ivUVKiumJ3
— James Cheadle Photo (@JamesCheadle) March 3, 2017
If you’re wondering why Mock The Week host O’Briain was playing the most Irish of sports at the most English of venues, it was all to promote the upcoming one-day internationals between the two countries.
— Cricket Ireland (@Irelandcricket) March 3, 2017
Cheadle might want to stay out of the way of the cricket balls if Eoin Morgan gets hold of a few.