Perry rushes to check after six hits young fan in the head

Superstar cricketer Ellyse Perry rushed from the pitch to check if a young boy who was hit in the head by one of her shots was OK, as the Sydney Sixers pummelled the Melbourne Stars in a game where WBBL records tumbled.

Perry smashed one of the last deliveries of the innings down the ground to the left of the side screen, but unusually, quickly ran after her shot.

As her batting partner Dane van Niekerk and some of the Stars fielders began to follow Perry to the North Sydney Oval fence, it became clear a fan had been hit with the ball.

The incident happened as the Sixers scored a WBBL and BBL record total and batter Ashleigh Gardner scored the fastest century and highest individual total (114) in WBBL history.

The fan, a child no older than 10, could be seen lying on his back with a member of one of the team’s first aid staff holding an ice pack to his forehead.

An ambulance was called and the boy was conscious. Someone who witnessed the incident said the ball flew over the fence, deflected onto a wooden chair and then struck the boy in the forehead.

“Paramedics were called who assessed him and made the decision to transport him to hospital for further observation,” a Cricket Australia spokesperson said.

He could be seen walking and is understood to be in decent condition but will still be monitored. During the innings break Perry went to the boy to check on his condition and then gave him her hat.

“It’s never nice to see someone get hit in the head … I really hope he is OK. He seemed like a tough cookie. I caught sight of it when it landed; it hit the concrete and kicked up,” Perry said.

“My immediate reaction was to go and make sure he was OK.” The person on the fence is Ellyse Perry, who hit a massive six that may have injured someone, and who was THE FIRST PERSON TO RUN ALL THE WAY OVER AND CHECK EVERYBODY IS OK #Legend#WBBL03pic.twitter南京夜网/OW9At0bwnC??? Anthony Sharwood (@antsharwood) December 9, 2017This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

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