Maxwell takes one-handed catch holding ice cream

Aussie allrounder keeps his cool on the boundary in a charity match in England

Australia allrounder Glenn Maxwell has proven he’s no cookie cutter in the field, taking a stunning one-handed catch while holding an ice cream in a charity match in England overnight.

Maxwell was representing reigning county champions Yorkshire in a charity match against local village club Bardsley when he reeled in the remarkable catch without dropping what appears to be a Cornetto, though the identity of the ice cream in question remains unknown.

After completing the catch, Maxwell took another bite of his ice cream before returning the ball, leaving even the dismissed batsman, Ed Clayton, to applaud his effort. 

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The dynamic Victorian scored 27 in Yorkshire’s three-run win in front of 400 spectators at Bardsley’s Keswick Lane ground.

In between matches Maxwell has been working on his golf handicap, playing with KFC Big Bash League rival Ryan Duffield, the bowler in the famous Maxwell ‘leave’ incident last summer. 

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Named in the International Cricket Council’s 2015 World Cup Team of the Tournament in Australia’s triumphant campaign in March, Maxwell is plying his trade in England for Jason Gillespie’s Yorkshire alongside close friend and Australia teammate Aaron Finch.

The 26-year-old blasted an unbeaten 92 from 56 balls and claimed 2-31 for Nottinghamshire in what’s been an inconsistent year in T20 cricket following a disappointing Indian Premier League season with Kings XI Punjab.

Sprinkled in between his T20 appearances have been several red-ball fixtures, but the unorthodox right-hander has failed to find the form that saw him become Australia’s highest ranked one-day international batsman.

Maxwell will leave Yorkshire later this month to link up with Australia A for two four-day matches against India A in the subcontinent before featuring in a limited-overs tri-series against India A and South Africa A.

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