Dragons’ first XI stripped of six points in BDCA

Will Keck

Will Keck

SANDHURST’S first XI team has been stripped of the six points it earned in its round two BDCA win over Kangaroo Flat after teenager Will Keck bowled one extra over than permitted in a spell.

Being 18-years-old, Keck is limited to bowling no more than eight consecutive overs in a spell and a maximum of 20 in a day.

However, it was noted on the umpire’s report after the game that Keck had bowled a spell of nine overs.

The Dragons under a level five offence were stripped of their six points for the win and fined $100.

Sandhurst contested the penalty at a tribunal hearing last week, with the tribunal panel upholding the decision of the BDCA board.

While the points have been removed from the Dragons, they aren’t awarded to Kangaroo Flat.

Sandhurst has confirmed it’s considering an appeal of the penalty to Northern Rivers.

Sandhurst president Shane Robinson didn’t wish to comment while the club was still weighing up its options.

With the loss of the six points the Dragons slipped from the top of the ladder to third heading into the start of round six on Saturday.