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“He Had A Short Fuse”: When Brad Haddin Got Totally Stitched Up By Dom Thornely

Josh Philippe’s not the only wicket keeper to stuff up a high catch, as Brad Haddin recalled on the latest episode of Willow Talk.


Hadds joined Adam Peacock and Bharat Sundaresan on the latest episode of Willow Talk, in which the comical non-catch between Philippe and Dan Christian from the Sixers/Scorchers BBL qualifier was addressed.

Philippe was all set under a high ball from Ashton Turner with the Scorchers three wickets down and cruising in their chase – but Christian was set under it as well.

The end result? Neither player went for the coach, and Turner saw the Scorchers home for the win with a match-winning 84 not out.

“It was like Benny Hill!” he laughed.

But it’s not all a laughing matter for Haddin.

That’s because it’s happened to him in a classic case of getting thrown under the bus – and a spray from coach Steve Rixon.

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“Josh Philippe and Dan Christian – I’ve had that moment,” he recalled.

“Michael Di Venuto’s hit one straight up in the air. I’ve run in, I had it covered easily, and Dom Thornely from deep point said ‘Hadds, stop, it’s Nicho’s!’

“So I stopped and the ball bounced 30 centimetres in front of my left foot. I caught it one hand, one bounce. Lobbed it back to the bowler, who was Matthew Nicholson, and walked back.

But the damage wasn’t even close to done.

“As I was walking off, you remember the great Steve Rixon? He had a short fuse. I could see him waiting at the gate…”

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