No liability for cricket ball injury

Posted in Dispute resolution, litigation and investigations

Anyone who has studied the law of delict since 1951 is aware of the English case of Bolton v Stone which found that hitting a cricket ball out of a cricket ground is an incidence of the game and did not amount to negligence so that the passer-by injured by the ball could not sue for damages.

The decision has been reaffirmed in November 2020 by the English High Court despite an attempt by a lower court to distinguish the case.

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