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WATCH: Umpire Billy Bowden can't make up his mind!

2017-10-24 14:29
Billy Bowden (File)

Cape Town - Eccentric New Zealand umpire Billy Bowden was at it again on Tuesday, changing his own mind after an appeal in a domestic match!

WATCH: Billy Bowden says 'not out' ... then changes his mind!

Footage of the incident appeared on New Zealand's Stuff website.

Umpiring on Day 2 of a Plunket Shield match between Canterbury and Otago in Christchurch, Bowden was called into action when Canterbury fast bowler Will Williams appealed for a caught behind against Otago opener Brad Wilson. 

Wilson had gone on the hook and the appeal saw the whole Canterbury side go up.

After taking a second or two to think about the appeal, Bowden shook his head indicating 'not out'. 

No doubt upset by the decision, the Canterbury fielders threw their hands to their heads feeling hard done by. 

Then, remarkably, Bowden walked to the stumps at the non-striker's end, stopped and then raised his famed bent figure to signal 'out' and a change of heart!

A stunned Wilson took a few seconds to absorb what he has just witnessed before turning to walk off the field in disbelief.

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