England Cricket Match Held Up By Monkeys (PICTURES)

09/11/2012 14:46 | Updated 07 December 2012
  • The Huffington Post UK

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

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