8 Jun 2011

Prior's tanty showers specatators with glass

1:39 pm on 8 June 2011

The England wicketkeeper Matthew Prior has apologised to members of the Marylebone Cricket Club after accidentally showering them with broken glass in a fit of anger at Lord's.

Furious at being run out for four on the final day of England's second Test against Sri Lanka, Prior broke a dressing room window in the Lord's Pavilion, sending glass tumbling down on the neatly-dressed members below.

The England team spokesman James Avery says Prior threw his glove, which ricocheted off a kit bag and knocked some bats resting on the windowpane.

Avery says the bats broke a 30-centimetre hole in the glass, adding that the only injury was a cut to the ankle of a female spectator.