New Zealand cricket fan wins 3000 euros for stunning one-handed catch
Cricket supporter Andrew McCullouch won 5,000 NZD (more than 3,000 euros) for catching a ball during a match between the Otago Volts and the Wellington Firebirds in the New Zealand city of Hamilton.
McCullouch was watching the game with his partner, sitting on a hill at Hamilton’s Seddon Park, when Otago Volts batsman Michael Bracewell launched a ball over the fence. The barefoot fan ran towards the ball and plucked it out of the air, catching it with one hand. The game’s commentator and former New Zealand wicket keeper Ian Smith yelled: “He’s got it, he’s got it, he’s got it, you champion,” before announcing that this crowd catch was worth 5,000 NZD.