Herald Sun

Ex-AFL up­start kicked off Lord’s

- BEN HORNE

JUST four days af­ter be­ing pulled out of the English Chan­nel, mav­er­ick for­mer AFL player Camp­bell Brown has been kicked off the cen­tre wicket at Lord’s.

Brown made it out to the mid­dle for the toss — won by Aus­tralia’s Michael Clarke — on the first morn­ing of the sec­ond Ashes Test and posted a selfie.

“Decks in great con­di­tions (sic),” he tweeted. “Good toss to win.” The ex-Hawthorn and Gold Coast player gained ac­cess af­ter bor­row­ing some­one else’s ac­cred­i­ta­tion but was quickly marched off the sur­face.

Brown is in the UK af­ter at­tempt­ing to cross the English Chan­nel, in a ven­ture where through his prepa­ra­tion alone he raised more than $100,000 for dis­ad­van­taged Aus­tralian chil­dren, to be dis­trib­uted through the Shane Warne Foun­da­tion.

Ex­treme weather con­di­tions forced Brown to aban­don his mis­sion 9hr 25min into the 32km swim — an un­for­tu­nate end af­ter he had de­voted the past 18 months to an in­tense train­ing reg­i­men.

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