Cricket 2023: Lizelle Lee not out stumping name in Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder, umpiring ‘howler’, DRS in WBBL

A second surprising umpiring name within the area of every week has cricket followers calling for change within the WBBL.

In Monday’s conflict between the Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Thunder at UTAS Stadium, openers Lizelle Lee and Elise Vilani had been making a powerful begin for Hobart earlier than a controversial second.

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Lee thought she had guided a supply from Heather Knight down in direction of third man and went wandering out of her crease, just for Thunder wicketkeeper Tahlia Wilson to take the ball in her gloves and knock the bails off.

Replays confirmed Lee was clearly out of her crease however the on area umpires didn’t give it out and the South Africa import was allowed to proceed her innings.

Fox Cricket’s Ben Homer stated in commentary: “Tahlia Wilson asking the query. Lizelle Lee, it’s a nervous look on her face. Wilson thought initially there might have been an edge after which Lizelle Lee’s gone walkabout right here, I’m knocking the bails off.

“Nicely she was undoubtedly out. Approach out. She’s going to outlive.”

Kirby Brief added: “I can’t consider that at this degree. That’s a real howler.

“The cricket gods maybe shining on her at present.”

Final season it was revealed the DRS system can be utilized in 24 of the 59 WBBL matches — the video games broadcast on Channel 7.

Nevertheless, this recreation was among the many remaining video games had been broadcast on Foxtel and by way of stay stream expertise that doesn’t assist DRS.

Officers stated the plan can be to work in direction of full DRS protection sooner or later.

Nevertheless, incidents like this can little question enhance calls to fast-track the expertise.

The controversial not out name allowed the Hurricanes to put up their highest opening partnership of the season (68).

Homer stated: “Issues have gotten a bit ragged since that not out resolution and I simply ponder whether the (Thunder) gamers knew she was out.”

The Thunder discovered a breakthrough when Vilani scooped the ball onto her personal stumps, ending her strong knock of 44 off 33 balls.

Lee was on 12 on the time of the stumping however took full benefit of her reprieve, scoring 91 off 54 balls earlier than she was finally dismissed within the final over.

The Hurricanes had been 3/174 off their 20 overs, setting the Thunder a difficult whole to chase down.

The stumping no-call proved the decisive second within the recreation because the Thunder struggled of their innings, with solely younger gun Phoebe Litchfield (68 off 42 balls) serving to them save face in a 24-run loss.

It comes after Rhys McKenna of the Melbourne Stars was given out in an absolute howler in opposition to the Melbourne Renegades final week.

An over after Annabel Sutherland had been stumped by Bridget Patterson off her pads, it seemed like McKenna had been sufferer of the identical dismissal when the sq. leg umpire had lifted the finger.

Dealing with Aussie fast Megan Schutt, McKenna missed a full ball, having hit 14 off 4 balls, with the rebound off the wicketkeeper’s pads, knocking off the leg stump bail.

The plot thickened when the scorecard confirmed that McKenna had been bowled — despite the fact that the ball clearly didn’t hit the stumps. The scorecard was then modified to a stumping.

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