Cricket player denied a six by hitting a seagull

Middlesex batsman Ryan Higgins might have feared a duck when he came to the crease against Sussex, but he can't have predicted a seagull would cause him problems.

When he connected with a shot in the Twenty20 clash at Hove on Friday, everyone thought it would fly for six.

But it struck a seagull instead and landed just yards away on the ground. The seagull was, apparently, unharmed and the batsmen made just two runs.