M&H Cricket: The debutant English wicket-keeper batsman uses cricket equipment from Taunton-based Millichamp & Hall.
During the fourth day of the first Test of the ongoing New Zealand’s tour of England at Lord’s, debutant England wicket-keeper batsman James Bracey couldn’t reflect his county form in international innings as his first innings at the highest level saw him getting out without even scoring.
Coming in to bat at No. 7 in the 55th over, Bracey’s maiden international innings lasted for just six deliveries as New Zealand pacer Tim Southee had the better of him at the iconic venue.
In was on the first delivery of the 57th over that the left-handed batsman couldn’t defend an incoming delivery from Southee. Bowling from round the wicket, Southee pitched the delivery on the right spot to create confusion in the batsman’s mind.
With Bracey failing to cope up with the extent of swing on the ball, Southee made the most of a huge gap between the batsman’s bat and pad to uproot his stumps.
New Zealand on a roll this morning.
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) June 5, 2021
It’s going Southee for England at Lord’s … third duck of the innings as Bracey’s off stump goes flying and they’re 140 for six
— Ali Martin (@Cricket_Ali) June 5, 2021
Resuming from their overnight score of 111/2, England have struggled to make the most of favourable batting conditions on Day 4 as they are now reeling at 140/6 chasing a first-innings score of 378.
Bracey’s limited stay in the middle as a batsman might not have yielded results for himself or the team but it drew viewers’ attention towards his bat. The sticker on the bat reading “M&H” has it in it to confuse the fans with respect to the bat manufacturer.
It is worth mentioning that Bracey uses cricket equipment made by Taunton-based Millipchamp & Hall. In addition to Bracey, England spinner Jack Leach is also sponsored by M&H.