Cricket: Gallian to be reported after temper tantrum

Yorkshire 419-9 dec Lancashire 135-3
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Jason Gallian's Lancashire career was put in further jeopardy yesterday after reacting angrily to his dismissal on the second day of the Roses match here.

Gallian, widely reported to be considering a move to Middlesex unless he assumes "greater authority" next season, knocked two stumps out in frustration after being bowled by the Yorkshire seamer, Paul Hutchison.

He was called back by the umpires, Nigel Plews and Alan Whitehead, after flicking the stumps with the back of his bat. He appeared to apologise for his flash of temper.

Gallian refused to comment, but he will be mentioned in the umpires' report to Lord's and could also be censured by his county for his show of dissent.

Plews, the senior umpire, said: "We called Jason back because he broke the stumps with his bat and he apologised. We have no option but to mention the incident in our report."

Lancashire are also to investigate. Their spokesman, John Brewer, said: "We will speak to the umpires and after doing that, we will decide what, if anything, to do."

His controversial departure capped a miserable day for Red Rose supporters as Yorkshire took a stranglehold on the match.