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That's it for the season
Tuesday 7th August 2018

Having thought he'd take a break from his job in the Hague, former Lytham 1st XI regular wicket keeper, Martin Hackett (47) visited his former club, Sunderland CC, on Saturday to catch up with old friends.

What happened next was definitely not in the script.

On Sunday, Martin was drafted in to play for Lytham II in the Chester Cup semi final at Ormskirk.

Whilst keeping, he attempted to stop some overthrows and ended up in hospital with, as he states on his Facebook account, 'a broken finger, smashed on the joint'.

Today, back in the Hague, he visited A&E and now faces an operation on Friday when wires and possibly screws will be inserted.

He wasn't too happy as he proclaimed "it is my drinking hand and now I only has one finger to type with."