Nathan Lyon burns toast, causes 30-minute delay in Australian first-class match

Nathan Lyon burns toast, causes 30-minute delay in Australian first-class match

New South Wales eventually went on to record a six-wicket victory.

"But the day three of New South Wales" Sheffield Shield encounter against Queensland at Allan Border Field in Brisbane was stopped because of "burnt toast".Yes, you heard it right!

After the threat was examined, umpires allowed players to resume play.

"(The toast) popped up first and I wasn't happy so I put it back down and I got carried away watching the cricket", Lyon said to reporters later.

"It happens every second week (at home), I reckon". I was getting a bit bored in the change rooms. "There's a first for everything", said Lyon.

With New South Wales cruising the victory at Brisbane's Allan Border Field, the Australia off-spinner knew it was highly unlikely that he would be needed to bat and chose to treat himself to a slice of toast.

It is not the first time that in recent years evacuation had cause play to be halted.

Last March in a Test match between New Zealand and South Africa, the game was stopped for around 15 minutes when an emergency alarm at Dunedin's University Oval forced the whole ground to be evacuated. "Chef' Nathan Lyon's work in the kitchen was responsible for halting the game for half an hour after his burnt toast set off the fire alarms and fire-trucks had to called in".