Five-match ban for Bish

PUBLISHED: 15:55 23 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:52 10 June 2010

BUDLEIGH Salterton captain Ian Bishop will miss the first five games next season after a brush with the Devon League's disciplinary committee. Bishop was reported by umpires Simon Dodwell and Phil Matten for remarks made during Budleigh Salterton's game a

BUDLEIGH Salterton captain Ian Bishop will miss the first five games next season after a brush with the Devon League's disciplinary committee.Bishop was reported by umpires Simon Dodwell and Phil Matten for remarks made during Budleigh Salterton's game against Plympton in late August.A feature of the match was the high number of lbw decisions awarded - six in total - when Budleigh batted. Only one Plympton batsman was given out lbw.Budleigh lost the game by six runs, which effectively ended their chances of winning the Premier title, which went to Sidmouth.Bishop was reported for showing dissent and using bad language. After a lively hearing, he was found guilty on both charges and banned for three matches on one and two on the other.Budleigh chose not to appeal against the ban, but wrote a strongly worded letter of complaint to league bosses after the ruling was handed out.Under ECB guidelines, a player banned from league cricket is also suspended from playing in representative matches.Bishop is a regular member of the Devon side and the county club will be asked to support the ban by leaving Bishop out of their early season games in the one-day Minor Counties Trophy.

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