Lorrie Wilmot - Controversy


As acting captain of Eastern Province at Bulawayo during the 1972/73 Currie Cup, Wilmot was involved in a walk off. Rhodesia had been set 300 to win and in the final hour of the game they needed six more runs. A minimum of 20 overs had to be bowled in the final hour according to the rules. With Mike Procter and Paddy Clift at the crease and 3 wickets in hand, Wilmot led his team off the field while claiming falsely that the 20 overs had been bowled. Wilmot refused to re-enter the field and the umpires were forced to award the match to Rhodesia. The decision however was oddly overturned by the South African authorities and they declared the match a draw. As a result Rhodesia missed out on winning their maiden Currie Cup title.

In 2000 he was convicted of raping a 13 year old girl. After a long appeals process he was sentenced to 12 years behind bars with three of them suspended.

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