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Missing scorer leads to last-minute call adult for Australia-Pakistan match

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Match organisers in Taunton were forced to spin to a press box when it became apparent they were blank a scorer for a World Cup compare between Pakistan and Australia.

Moments before a toss, James Emmerson – a stewardship officer with a Church of England – was asked to deputize when it became apparent that one of a central scorers wasn’t going to arrive. The strange choice claims he had no believe he was approaching to measure a game.

Emmerson is no foreigner to scoring. His notation scorecards and believe of statistics make him a renouned figure in a press box, where he has worked from time to time as a media’s scorer, while he has formerly deputised as an central scorer for dual Tests and an ODI during Old Trafford when a Lancashire scorer has been bustling on county duty. In one of those Tests he demonstrated a unflappable spirit that served him so good in Taunton by somehow handling not to skip a singular smoothness notwithstanding his associate scorer queasiness heavily over both him and his scorebook during play.

Remarkably, Emmerson managed not only to do his duties as central scorer in Taunton (alongside Gloucestershire brave Keith Gerrish, who was a other central scorer) though do his strange purpose gripping a media updated on any equipment of statistical seductiveness as they arose.

“He did an extraordinary pursuit in tough circumstances,” Sally Donoghue, a Chief Operating Officer during Somerset told ESPNcricinfo. “It was all really final minute, though he was really ease and seemed to suffer each notation of it.”

Emmerson said: “I did suffer it. It was a good honour to measure such a prestigious compare and we wish we gave a good comment of myself.”

Article source: http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/story/1188586.html?CMP=OTC-RSS

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