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YouTuber, 33, who ‘invaded the Oval cricket ground and collided with England batsman Jonny Bairstow’ will stand trial next March

Daily Mail
Daily Mail
 2021-10-12

A YouTuber who ran onto the Oval cricket ground and bumped into England batsman Jonny Bairstow will stand trial next spring.

Daniel Jarvis, 33, from Gravesend, Kent allegedly invaded the pitch in south London and bowled at batsman Ollie Pope during England’s fourth test against India on September 3.

Mr Jarvis, who was wearing a cricket kit with ‘Jarvo 69’ on his back, bumped into Bairstow, sparking an angry exchange with the Yorkshireman.

Prosecutors accused Mr Jarvis of aggravated trespass at Croydon Magistrates’ Court today.

Mr Jarvis wore black tracksuit bottoms, a t-shirt with a skull print and a charcoal hoodie to court and denied aggravated trespass.

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Daniel Jarvis, 33, (pictured) from Gravesend, Kent allegedly invaded the pitch in south London and bowled at batsman Ollie Pope during England’s fourth test against India on September 3
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Mr Jarvis was wearing a cricket kit with ‘Jarvo 69’ on his back when he bumped into England cricketer Jonny Bairstow at the Oval in south London
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Mr Jarvis wore black tracksuit bottoms, a t-shirt with a skull print and a charcoal hoodie to court and denied aggravated trespass 
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Mr Jarvis is a YouTube prankster who films himself in a bid to garner views on the Internet
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The video Mr Jarvis uploaded of himself bumping into Bairstow has racked up 3.9 million views on YouTube. The Kent man only spoke in court to confirm his name, address and date of birth before pleading not guilty to the single charge
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The YouTuber has an account with more than 163,000 subscribers and is known for filming himself pranking people, which he then uploads to the Internet.

The video Mr Jarvis uploaded of himself bumping into Bairstow has racked up 3.9 million views on YouTube.

The Kent man only spoke in court to confirm his name, address and date of birth before pleading not guilty to the single charge.

Prosecutor Frances McCormack said Jarvis entered the ground from the Oval's Vauxhall end and bowled at middle order batsman Pope.

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Bairstow, who was born in Bradford, had a heated exchange with Mr Jarvis after he allegedly invaded the cricket pitch during the game
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Jonny Bairstow came into contact with Mr Jarvis during his excursion on the Oval cricket ground's pitch. England cricketer Ollie Pope did not talk to Mr Jarvis, who had hurled a ball at him as he tried to bowl to the young star
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Three days after the incident Bairstow was bowled out by India's Jasprit Bumrah on day five of the fourth Test match

‘As he did so he collided with Johnny Bairstow causing him to stumble and fall,’ she added.

‘The television broadcast which was taking place at the time had to be suspended until the defendant had to be removed from the pitch so the game could continue.'

Ms McCormack said the incident caused ‘significant disruption’ to the game.

Bruce Reid, defending Jarvis, said there was ‘no intention to commit any offence’.

The YouTube prankster had previously walked out with the India team at Lord’s and appeared in full batting kit at Emerald Headingley, Leeds.

Mr Jarvis' most successful video, which has over 25 million views, involved him dressing as a soldier in the Queen’s Guard.

Magistrates granted Mr Jarvis unconditional bail ahead of his trial on March 23 next year.

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