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  • Incident happened in north Queensland cricket final 
  • Streaker had appeared to get away with his nudie run 
  • Cricket fan put a stop to it, the same way Symonds did in 2008 

A streaker got more than he bargained for during a grade cricket final in tropical north Queensland after getting tackled by a fan in scenes reminiscent of the great Andrew Symonds.

The incident happened during the Mackay Cricket Association first grade T20 Shootout final, where Walkerston claimed a 14-run victory over Pioneer Valley at Great Barrier Reef Arena. 

An unknown man decided to invade the field without his clothes and pretty easily got away from the security guard that was giving chase.

He reached the boundary fence and might have thought he was home and hosed, until he looked up to see one of the members of the crowd bearing down on him. 

The fan put a shoulder charge on the streaker that immediately flattened him, then holding him until security could come and take charge of the situation. 

Cricket fan channels his inner Andrew Symonds by SMASHING a streaker who invaded the pitch in a T20 final

The streaker thought he had got away with his nudie run until a fan tackled him just outside of the boundary fence

When Symonds laid this hit on a streaker at the Gabba he instantly entered cricket folklore

When Symonds laid this hit on a streaker at the Gabba he instantly entered cricket folklore

The fan, who wanted to remain anonymous, told News Corp he felt a duty to put an end to the streaker’s shenanigans. 

‘I saw this bloke crossing the field, and I just thought he’s ruining a good night out at the local cricket,’ he said.

‘I just thought that I had to put a stop to it, because no one else would.

‘I thought there would’ve been 15 blokes lining up to hit him.

‘It seemed like he was a bit winded.’ 

The tackle was reminiscent of a tri-series final against India in 2008 when the late Andrew Symonds decided to halt a streaker in a similar fashion.

The match was briefly halted as security staff scrambled to remove a streaker from the Gabba, when the naked man made the mistake of heading toward the players on the pitch in the middle of the field.

Symonds, a former rugby league player, ironed him out with perfect technique in a moment that entered cricket folklore. 

‘It was a bit of a gloomy night here in Brisbane,’ Symonds previously said about the incident.

‘We were playing India in a final and that night Australia was doing it tough and there was a couple of overweight Queensland policeman not catching up with that man as they probably should have.

‘So I took the law into my own hands for a brief moment there and he failed to keep moving.’



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