England Cricket Match Held Up By Monkeys (PICTURES)

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England's warm-up match in Ahmedabad ahead of next week's first Test against India was stopped when monkeys invaded the pitch.

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Past England matches have been interrupted by lizards and even a snake.

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Against Bangladesh's A team during their 2003 tour, a cobra fell from a tree and worked its way around the boundary.

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The panicked crowd duly scampered, apart from two brave attendants who clubbed the snake to death with a chair. Howzat for entertainment?

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Adam Mountford
Wouldn't be England warm-up match without some animal action. After snakes and lizards in Sri Lanka today Monkeys stopped play in Ahmedabad

Today's monkey invaders also evoked memories of one of Alan Partridge's greatest suggestions. Alas, it wasn't tennis...

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