In another episode of Nature’s Backlash Against Cricket (see, for e.g, the swarm of bees that attacked a Sri Lanka cricket pitch), a strange black rock fell from the sky onto an English pitch:
The rock, a few inches long and believed to be up to 4.5 billion years old, broke in two when it hit the ground in front of them close to the pitch. […]
Mr Marszel, an IT consultant, said: “We were sitting at the boundary edge when all of a sudden, out of a blue sky, we saw this small dark object hurtling towards us.
Now, it may turn out to be your run-of-the-mill rock, and not one with space origins. Or it may be the ‘bullet’ Andrew Flintoff thought he was shot with while touring in India. Pitches are made to be invaded.