- Publish Date
- Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 8:43AM
Ben Stokes has been found not guilty of affray.
A jury in the Bristol Crown Court returned the verdict a few hours ago.
The New Zealand-born English cricketer had denied the charge following a fight near a Bristol nightclub last September.
Stokes lawyer Paul Lunt says it's the end of an 11-month ordeal for the cricketer, who is keen to get back to cricket being his sole focus.
The all-rounder was alleged to have punched Ryan Hale to the ground and then knocked out Ryan Ali during the fracas in the early hours of September 25 last year.
Co-accused Ali was found not guilty of the same charge.
This article was first published on Radio Sport and is republished here with permission.