Lyon's burnt toast stops play in Brisbane

Lyon's burnt toast stops play in Brisbane

Lyon's burnt toast stops play in Brisbane

"But the day three of New South Wales" Sheffield Shield encounter against Queensland at Allan Border Field in Brisbane was stopped because of "burnt toast".Yes, you heard it right!

The burnt toast set off the fire alarm, which forced the umpires to halt proceedings in the match and force evacuation from the Stuart Law Stand, where both the teams were put up along with the scorers and the media.

After the threat was examined, umpires allowed players to resume play.

"(The toast) popped up first and I wasn't happy so I put it back down and I got carried away watching the cricket", Lyon was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.

"It happens every second week (at home), I reckon".

New South Wales were well-poised at 110/4 with only 18 runs needed to win, and eventually won the match by 6 wickets once play resumed.

Australian cricket fans can breathe a sigh of relief, though, as the tweaker had merely left his bread in the toaster for too long, resulting in fire engines being summoned to the Brisbane venue. I was getting a bit bored in the change rooms.

"Steve Smith already said he's going to cover it (the fire truck call-out fee)". Another fire alarm forced abandonment of play in a game between Australia and South Africa A back in August a year ago.