Luke Fletcher: Play suspended as Nottinghamshire bowler suffers head injury

Luke Fletcher was struck on the head while delivering his first ball of the night

Luke Fletcher was struck on the head while delivering his first ball of the night

The good news was that Fletcher was able to walk off the pitch, with towels wrapped around his head, and he was taken straight to a Birmingham hospital while the players collected their thoughts.

Nottinghamshire Outlaws bowler Luke Fletcher has been taken to hospital for medical checks after receiving a heavy blow to the head by the ball during a T20 Blast game against the Birmingham Bears.

In the aftermath of the incident, the players were in shock and returned to the dressing room.

Samit Patel, a close friend of Fletcher, was particularly upset as was Michael Lumb, both players in tears as Fletcher was helped off the pitch by Notts physio James Pipe. They fought brilliantly to defend their below-par total and nearly succeeded, but most thoughts were with Fletcher who lifted spirits with his thumbs-up signal to a camera from the back of the ambulance.

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Fletcher was able to leave the field and the match resumed, although the full extent of the injury is not yet known.

Nottinghamshire later issued a statement confirming Fletcher had been taken to hospital to determine the extent of the injury.

After a half-hour delay, Birmingham chased down their target of 159 on the final ball of the match with six wickets in hand.

We wish him the very best in his recovery.

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"Warwickshire were very understanding and, more importantly, efficient".

Put in, Notts had been troubled by the spin of Jeetan Patel (4-0-22-4) but recovered from 28 for three to total 158 thanks principally to Samit Patel's classy 55 and Steven Mullaney's 46.

"The win isn't really important", Birmingham captain Ian Bell said. After the resumption, Hain soon sliced Harry Gurney to point and Porterfield ran himself out before Bell (47, 38 balls, five fours) lifted a reverse-sweep at Patel to Lumb at short third man.

Tim Bresnan got that down to four from the last ball but could only manage a single as the Falcons held on for the victory.

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