[caption id="attachment_676628" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-676628" alt=" Getty Images (Representational Image)" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Bat-and-ball1.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Getty Images (Representational Image)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>A friendly match between two hostels in Patna turned hostile. Boarders from Iqbal and New hostels, while playing cricket, got violent in Patna College over a minor issue. A report in <i>telegraphindia.com</i>, the altercation took place when two hostellers attacked each other with wickets and bats. There was swift action from the police that averted a major situation. <p></p> <p></p>Station house officer (SHO) of Pirbahore police station Gulam Sarwar said: "A massive clash between two groups was averted because of prompt action from the police deputed on the campus. No FIRs have been lodged from either sides in this connection." <p></p> <p></p>Cricket was <a href="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.cricketcountry.com/articles/19th-century-violence-during-a-cricket-match-671615&amp;sa=U&amp;ved=0ahUKEwiIy8Su_sfYAhVHMY8KHX4tC9MQFggFMAA&amp;client=internal-uds-cse&amp;cx=016150039977684075515:ml31dikjwjq&amp;usg=AOvVaw2mL9Od-Vc53lj05PP96UBJ">never a gentleman s sport</a>. On-field altercations were perhaps more prevalent over a century back. Matches were definitely fixed during England s 1881-82 tour of Australia. Ted Pooley fixed a match in 1873. Alfred Mynn, the Lion of Kent , was involved in 1842. And way before that, in 1751, Old Etonians and England played a match that drew a wager of 1,500 plus side bets totalling 20,000 .