How does he keep getting in?! Now infamous cricket ground intruder ‘Jarvo 69’ passes security for a THIRD time in the England v India Test series – bumping into furious Jonny Bairstow before being escorted out of the Oval
- ‘Jarvo 69’ has re-entered the field during England’s test series against India
- The fan ran to the wicket and threw a ball before colliding with Bairstow
- It’s the third time the man has interrupted the game during the Test series
The now infamous cricket ground invader ‘Jarvo 69’ managed to sneak past security and interrupt play during England’s test match against India for the third time in the series.
The fan, who was dressed entirely in cricket white, somehow managed to storm onto the field at the Oval on Friday, run for the wicket before bowling a ball and colliding with an enraged Jonny Bairstow.
England batsman Bairstow then appeared to exchange words with the fan and led him off the field as play was temporarily interrupted.
‘Jarvo 69’ invaded the field for a third consecutive test match between England and India
The fan sprinted onto the pitch and threw a ball before colliding with Jonny Bairstow
Like the previous two, the man, who wore ‘Jarvo 69’ on the back of his India kit, tried to protest his innocence and claim he was one of the players.
The staff eventually escorted him out, but his latest stunt raises a serious question about the security measures put in place to prevent streakers and pitch intruders.
Fans were quick to urge the ECB to ban the fan from all cricket grounds on social media after he caused a scene for the third consecutive Test in the series.
One fan wrote: ‘If a man can get to the ground in 3 consecutive tests, there is a security problem. Also ran into Bairstow today which might distract him. The ECB must now ban this man from all areas, just an attention-seeking swine.’
A second added: ‘How can this be acceptable? He could have literally run into something and caused damage to Bairstow.’
England batsman Bairstow was left furious and appeared to push the man off him
His latest stunt poses a serious question about cricket safety measures
England and India players were already familiar with the perpetrator, whose real name is Daniel Jarvis and who is known for pulling pranks at sporting events.
Last week at Headingley, Jarvis burst into the field with pads, a helmet and a bat.
Bairstow was then unimpressed by the intruder and kicked a batting glove at him while yelling at him before two members of security dragged him away.
The series is currently tied at 1-1 apiece, with the fourth Test closely tied after India’s first inning score of 191 all-out.
The final test will take place from September 10-14 at Old Trafford, where an increased safety presence could be seen in a bid to prevent Jarvis from taking the field for a fourth test.
Jarvis was one of three pitch invaders who came onto the White Hart Lane field during a 2014 Europa League match between Tottenham and Partizan Belgrade and attempted to snap a selfie with Spurs striker Roberto Soldado.
He was arrested for handling stolen goods and released on bail.
Jarvis was jailed in 2016 for a mock robbery at the National Portrait Gallery in London, along with two other pranksters in a video for YouTube channel Trollstation.
It comes after the same man clad in full gear, including a helmet, bat and pads, took to the field during the third test at Headingley last week
England player Bairstow didn’t see the funny side of the pitch invader’s joke and threw a glove at him