Club’s streak in­ves­ti­ga­tion brings out the naked truth

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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

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