Darren Foreman: Buttler run-out not in the spirit of the game

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We witnessed the controversial run-out of Jos Buttler in England’s ODI series decider against Sri Lanka on Tuesday.

I can see it from both sides of the situation, but it doesn’t sit right with me at all.

Maybe that’s modern sport and the sportsmanship isn’t so important anymore.

Sachithra Senanayake maybe did the right thing after warning Buttler on numerous occasions, but the skipper, Angelo Mathews, should have called him back.

It has split opinion with the pundits as Michael Vaughan said he should have been called back, while others have given it the green light.

While discussing England cricket, the Test team will be announced this week and there has been a lot of clamour for Yorkshire opener and my fellow Scarborough News columnist Adam Lyth to get a call-up.

I’d hate to be biased and say he should be called up.

I just think Lythy needs a season or two of consistent runs before he is given his shot.

He has had a superb season thus far and everyone knows he is a talented batsman, and I’m sure he will play for England eventually, but I don’t think he will get the nod this time around.

It is sad to see more local sports teams folding after the news of Eastfield FC and Brompton 2nds’ resignations.

It is a sad sign of the times with more and more teams folding all the time.

Hopefully this worrying trend will slow slightly and allow the league’s some breathing space.

The big rematch between Carl Froch and George Groves failed to really catch fire.

It was more of a chess match this time, until Froch emphatically ended the grudge with a huge right hand.

Performance of the Week: Northampton’s win against Saracens in the Premiership final at Twickenham.

Quote of the Week: “It’s unbelievable to think that England, with all its great history, cannot get enough players together for specific tournaments. That’s something that bothers me a lot.”

Bobby Charlton.