A young boy has been struck by a cricket ball while watching the Strikers and Thunder Big Bash clash at Adelaide Oval on Friday night.

Strikers captain Travis Head latched onto a delivery with a brutal slog sweep that went soaring into the stands.

The ball flew through the hands of multiple spectators and collected the unsuspecting six-year-old Charlie, with his mother immediately attending to the child.

Adam Gilchrist revealed during coverage that the youngster is being treated with ice but on all reports is said to be OK.


"Young Charlie, a six-year-old who was cleaned up by that six we've just heard that he's fine," Gilchrist said.

"He's gone away and mum put a bit of ice on his injury and he's ready to get back out here and watch the rest of the innings."

The incident comes less than two weeks after WBBL star Ellyse Perry struck a boy in the crowd in a similar incident at North Sydney Oval.

Perry halted the game to check on the boy who was later taken to hospital and is reported to be fine following the nasty knock.