Club’s streak investigation brings out the naked truth
A county cricket club says reports that one of its players streaked at an Ashford supermarket were a case of mistaken identity.
We previously reported how witnesses had claimed that a member of the Hampshire Second XI Cricket Squad had stripped off to try to buy a bottle of vodka from Sainsbury’s at Bybrook.
Staff at the store, in Simone Weil Avenue, refused to serve the naked man, believed to be in his early to mid 20s, in the early hours of Thursday, June 27. The club said it was looking into claims that the culprit was one of its players.
But Hampshire says that after an internal investigation into the allegations, it has found no evidence of any involvement by members of the team.
A spokesman said: “Hampshire Cricket has conducted a thorough investigation into the alleged involvement of a player associated with the club in a late-night incident in a supermarket in Ashford, Kent.
“This investigation included a viewing of the supermarket’s CCTV footage.
“The club is satisfied that this is a case of mistaken identity, and that the person involved was not part of the Hampshire squad that was staying in the next door hotel.”
The true identity of the streaker remains a mystery.
Cllr Winston Michael and residents, from left, Jean Jennings, Lisa Madams,Jason Matthews and David Jennings, cheer the decision of a no-waiting restriction at the Goat Lees estate, Kennington