Richard Levi was taken to the hospital after being struck on the head    Getty Images
Richard Levi was taken to the hospital after being struck on the head Getty Images

South African batsman Richard Levi has been taken to hospital after being hit on the head batting for his English county side Northamptonshire in their Second Division match with Worcestershire on Sunday. The 29-year-old — who played 13 Twenty20 cricket matches for South Africa with a top score of 117 not out — took a blow to his helmet from Josh Tongue. “Levi on his way to hospital in ambulance,” tweeted Worcestershire after he had received treatment in the middle of the pitch and the umpires opted to take an early lunch. Levi was batting on 28 off 57 balls when he was met with the fateful delivery by Tongue.

Northamptonshire are currently placed at 259 for 6 in reply to Worcestershire’s first innings score of 434. In the first innings, Levi scored 10 off 19 balls before he was caught off Jack Shantry. Levi in the current season featured in 4 matches for Northamptonshire making 232 runs at 38.66 with a highest score of 99. His highest score of 99 came against Derbyshire.

Levi needs treatment after being hit on the helmet by a Tongue delivery

 

Levi has been associated with Northamptonshire since 2013. For Northamptonshire, Levi has scored 1,478 runs in 39 matches at 35.19. He also has 2 hundred and 9 half-centuries with a highest of 168, while as a keeper he has 19 catches.