Jonny Bairstow collided with a pitch invader who was found guilty of aggravated trespass

A self-styled YouTube prankster who clashed with England batsman Jonny Bairstow last year after invading the pitch at The Oval has been found guilty of aggravated indecency. Daniel ‘Jarrow’ Jarvis, 34, collided with an unsuspecting Bairstow at the non-striker’s end as he raced down the field to bowl Ollie Pope on the second day of the fourth Test against India.

Jarvis, who has a YouTube account with more than 170,000 subscribers, was arrested for the stunt on September 3, 2021, and later charged with felony treason.

At Croydon Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, District Judge Daniel Benjamin said: “The issue is straightforward, whether he intended to disrupt the Test match.”

He concluded that this was Jarvis’ intent, adding: “I find Mr. Jarvis guilty of the aggravated offense.”

Jarvis, who represented himself after a motion to adjourn the case was dismissed, was unshaven, and wearing an EA7 Emporio Armani hoodie and tracksuit bottoms, clutching a Gucci bag.

The court was shown broadcast footage of him running onto the pitch, as well as a video he recorded of him hiding in a toilet before running onto the field after receiving a phone call.

The court also saw videos of pitch invasions in two previous cricket matches between England and India at Lord’s on August 12 and Headingley on August 25.

During cross-examination, prosecutor Nicola Grindy said: “You know when going to an international cricket ground they can’t continue to play while you’re there.

Jonny Bairstow collided with a pitch invader who was found guilty of aggravated trespass

“You had the cricket ball because your intention was to run and effectively throw the ball towards the wicket.

“When you got run out you could see an England player in full batting gear – you ran with him.

“You knew you weren’t allowed on the pitch because you’ve been on cricket pitches before and you’ve been asked to leave.”

Jarvis said he had not been arrested for the first two pitch attacks, claiming he did not believe he was “breaking any laws” and that “no one has been prosecuted for these things before.”.

He took the stand, saying: “I didn’t mean to disrupt the match. I didn’t know when I was coming out. Why wasn’t I arrested earlier? Why is everyone attacking me for this?” Is?”

He said he gets “positive feedback” on his videos, which he makes for “people’s happiness”, adding: “I get a lot of people telling me that they have mental health and that my videos It makes them happy.”

The court heard he answered “no comment” to every question during the police interview.

Jarvis claimed that he did not believe he was in violation because he had a ticket, and claimed that people “run out naked” during the game but are not arrested.

He told the judge he contacted Bairstow “by accident”, and admitted, “I don’t remember the man’s name”.

Jarvis, from Gravesend, Kent, who previously pleaded not guilty to a single charge of a serious offense, was granted unconditional bail.

The judge adjourned the hearing to October 19 to allow pre-sentence reports to be prepared in the same court.

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