Cricket fan dives over seats to take incredible catch in the stands

Cricket fan dives over seats to take incredible catch in the stands

08/19/2021

I’ll drink to that! Cricket fan dives over seats to take incredible catch in the stands – before downing his pint to cheers from the crowd

  • Corrie Keable was watching Birmingham Phoenix play Northern Superchargers
  • Finn Allen hit a huge six into the stands which Keable dived to catch
  • He fell over the seats in front but held on to the ball before downing his Guinness 

This is the incredible moment a cricket fan leaped over multiple seats to take an  outrageous catch from the stands before downing a pint.

Corrie Keable grabbed a huge six hit by the Birmingham Phoneix’s Finn Allen during a Hundred match at Headingley in Leeds.

The business consultant was cheering on the Northern Superchargers during Tuesday’s match.

Howzat! Cricket fan Corrie Keable leaped over multiple seats to take an outrageous catch from the stands before downing a pint

Facing England spin bowler Adil Rashid, Allen came down the wicket to thump the ball far into the stands.

Keable, in the second tier, saw the ball heading towards him and quickly jumped out of his seat and put down his beer.

The cricket fan took the catch while falling forward and tumbled across a number of seats before holding the ball aloft to the cheering crowd and fans watching at home on TV.

Keable, from Leeds, then toasted his achievement by downing a pint of Guinness, spilling some on his white hoodie in the process.

He grabbed a huge six hit by the Birmingham Phoneix’s Finn Allen during a Hundred match at Headingley in Leeds

The business consultant was cheering on the Northern Superchargers during Tuesday’s match

He told The Sun: ‘I play cricket a bit and I’m an alright grabber…and momentum took me with it.

‘I took a great grab. The rest is history.’

Girlfriend Sinead Morrissey was at home at the time when she was suddenly inundated with texts and phone calls about his brilliant take.  

He added in an interview with BBC Radio 5 Live: ‘The Birmingham Phoenix were batting really well and I think there must have been about three or four balls that had come that way. 

‘I actually said to my friend next to me ‘I’ve got a feeling that one’s going to come this way and if it comes this way I’m grabbing that and I’m going to down my pint’.

Keable, in the second tier, saw the ball heading towards him and quickly jumped out of his seat and put down his beer

The cricket fan took the catch while falling forward and tumbled across a number of seats before holding the ball aloft

Keable, from Leeds, then toasted his achievement by downing a pint of Guinness, spilling some on his white hoodie in the process

‘The atmosphere was electric, we were in the new stand and we were quite high up so it was a big hit.

‘As soon as he hit it I thought right, this is my moment, I’ve got to grab it and I pushed my mate out of the way, caught it and tumbled over a couple of seats.

‘I went mental. I stuck to my word, turned around and got my Guinness, tried to down that but I’m not very good at that to be honest.’

Keable said his teammates from his cricket club in Harrogate teased him for dropping easier catches than his spectacular effort this season. 

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