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Ben Foster, an inventor with a simple motto: Dignity, Always Dignity.

Ben Foster sweated blood trying to come up with the world's first eco-friendly cricket box. But, while the 23-year-old proved that his biodegradable invention could protect the environment — and his pride and joy — it did nothing for his head. He was struck in the face by a delivery from fast bowler Charlie Shreck as he put the Eco Box protector through its paces yesterday.


For those who don't speak cricket, Foster invented a protective cup that can be thrown away after each use. Unfortunately, while testing it, he was struck in the face with a cricket ball. Other key portions of the UK story:

• Shreck, Nottinghamshire's player of the year, decided to bang a ball in short so it bounced high... and split the batsman's eyebrow.

• Mr. Foster, a communications officer at the Eden Project in Cornwall, said: "I am perfectly fine in the box region, it is my head that's sore."

Coincidentally, that second one is the exact quote that Miss America used in her press conference with Donald Trump.


One In The Eye For The Super Box [Metro UK]

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