County clash abandoned after arrow fired

Arrow at the Oval

Middlesex batsmen John Simpson and Nick Compton and Surrey's fielders were ushered inside by the umpires following the incident, with the Met Police saying no injuries had been reported.

He said: "It is the sort of thing that could easily have been fired some distance from outside the ground if it came from a crossbow".

Oliver Florence, a reporter for our sister title Get Surrey, is at the scene and said he saw armed officers enter the venue.

Play suspended at the Oval on advice of security.

During the final session of the County Championship fixture, a crossbow bolt - fired from outside the ground - landed in the centre of the pitch.

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A controlled evacuation is underway at the Oval cricket ground, police have said, after what appears to be a crossbow bolt was found on the pitch.

The arrow, which The Guardian reports had "a metal tip," was brought to the attention of umpires who informed players to leave the field.

A spokesperson for Surrey County Cricket Club told CNN the "arrow landed between balls, a couple of pitches away from the players". We retain an open mind as to motive.

Cricket players were urged to leave the pitch after a crossbow bolt was sacked into the ground.

Shortly before 4.30pm, when play stopped because of the arrow falling on the square, Middlesex were 214-7, though the match has now been abandoned.

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