Toilet break? That's not cricket

A CALL of nature has led to a New Zealand cricketer being charged with bringing the game into disrepute.

Cricket Wanganui has received a letter of complaint from the Wanganui High School team over an incident where a Tech Old Boys player allegedly relieved himself on the outfield at Victoria Park on Saturday.

A former Wanganui representative player who witnessed the incident said it was "terrible".

"I agree with High School making the complaint,'' he said. "I've seen players go behind the trees, but I've never seen anything like that before."

Cricket Wanganui chairman Stu Gill is investigating the complaint and will meet with both the player and Tech club captain Ben Campion this evening.

The Chronicle understands that a match ban is one of the options should a player be found guilty of bringing the game into disrepute.

In 2006, former All Black hardman Jerry Collins infamously urinated on Jade Stadium before a Bledisloe Cup test, sparking widespread debate about his indiscretion.

Missing swimmer on north coast, search underway

HAZARDOUS SURF: Surf lifesavers are pleading with the public to stay out of the water this weekend after one of the biggest rescue days occurred on Saturday and swimmer is still missing on the north coast.

Hazardous surf warning and one swimmer missing

Ute and truck smash on highway

CRASH RESCUE: At 2am on Sunday the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was called out to a crash involving a ute colliding with a truck on the Pacific motorway near Brunswick Heads.

Pacific Highway blocked after ute and truck smash

Ferry return to service delayed

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Service will not resume as expected

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