Hampshire cricketers in bizarre bubble football session - video

After the Ashes debacle Hampshire cricketers get a lesson in how to play the bouncer

LAST UPDATED AT 12:35 ON Fri 10 Jan 2014

AFTER England's Ashes humilation cricket lovers could be forgiven for wrapping themselves up in a cotton wool or turning to football... at Hampshire it seems the players have done both.
Footage of the players taking part in a bizarre "bubble football" match, in which they charge around wearing giant inflatable suits, has emerged. The video shows the players sending each other flying across the gymnasium as they battle for the ball.
It won't do much to persuade Ian Botham that the English game is not a laughing stock. Indeed, the Hampshire players are falling about all over the place in the footage.
Apparently the session formed part of the county's winter training programme. Perhaps it is designed to get them used to facing bouncers.

For further concise, balanced comment and analysis on the week's news, try The Week magazine. Subscribe today and get 6 issues completely free.

Read more about:

Read next

Ashes stars Prior and Broad save man from bridge plunge