How DOES he keep getting in?! Now-infamous cricket pitch invader ‘Jarvo 69’ makes it past security for a THIRD time in the England v India Test series – and bumps into furious Jonny Bairstow before being escorted out of the Oval
- ‘Jarvo 69’ has invaded the pitch during England’s Test series against India again
- The fan ran up to the wicket and bowled a ball before colliding into Bairstow
- It is the third time the man has interrupted play during the Test series
Now-infamous cricket pitch invader ‘Jarvo 69’ managed to sneak past security and interrupt play during England’s Test match against India for a third time in the series.
The fan, who was dressed in full cricket whites, somehow managed to storm on to the pitch at the Oval on Friday, running up to the wicket before bowling a ball and colliding into a furious Jonny Bairstow.
England batsman Bairstow appeared to exchange words with the fan afterwards and ushered him off the pitch as play was temporarily paused.
‘Jarvo 69’ invaded the pitch for a third successive Test match between England and India
The fan sprinted on to the pitch and bowled a ball before colliding with Jonny Bairstow
As the previous two times, the man, wearing ‘Jarvo 69’ on the back of his India kit, tried to protest his innocence and argue he was one of the players.
Staff eventually escorted him out, but his latest stunt poses a serious question about the security measures in place to prevent streakers and pitch invaders.
Fans were quick to urge the ECB to ban the fan from all cricket grounds on social media after he caused a scene for the third consecutive Test in the series.
One fan wrote: ‘When a man can get onto a ground in 3 consecutive tests there is a problem with security. Ran into Bairstow today as well, which could distract him. ECB need to ban this guy from all the grounds now, just an attention seeking hog.’
A second added: ‘How can this be acceptable? He could have literally ran in with something and caused damage to Bairstow.’
England batsman Bairstow was left furious and appeared to shove the man off of him
His latest stunt poses a serious question about the security measures in place at the cricket
England and India’s players were already familiar with the culprit, whose real name is Daniel Jarvis and is known for pulling pranks at sporting events.
Last week at Headingley, Jarvis invaded the pitch wearing pads, helmet and a bat.
Bairstow was left unimpressed with the invader then, kicking a batting glove towards him as he shouted at him before two members of security dragged him away.
The series is currently tied at 1-1 apiece, with the fourth Test finely poised after India’s first innings score of 191 all out.
The final Test will take place from September 10-14 at Old Trafford, which could see an increased security presence in a bid to stop Jarvis from getting on the pitch for a fourth Test.
Jarvis was among three pitch invaders who got on to the White Hart Lane pitch during a Europa League fixture between Tottenham and Partizan Belgrade in 2014 and tried to take a selfie with Spurs striker Roberto Soldado.
He was arrested for handling stolen goods and released on bail.
Jarvis was jailed in 2016 for a mock heist at London’s National Portrait Gallery along with two other pranksters in a video for Youtube channel Trollstation.
It comes after the same man dressed in full gear, including a helmet, bat and pads, got on to the pitch during the Third Test at Headingley last week
England player Bairstow did not see the funny side of the pitch invader’s prank and threw a glove towards him
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