Cricket: Big Bash duo's heartwarming gesture after child hit by ball

Hobart Hurricanes star George Bailey and Sydney Thunder all-rounder Daniel Sams have gone out of their way to make a young cricket fan smile after an unfortunate incident.

The boy was hit in the head by the ball during the Hurricanes' innings after Bailey smashed a six into the stands during a Big Bash match at Manuka Oval on Saturday night.

The match stopped as the crowd and players showed concern for the young fan who was clearly upset and hurt.

A team doctor ran around the boundary to check on him, and he went to a hospital as a precautionary measure and fortunately escaped any serious injury.

But before making the trip, Bailey went to meet the young boy and gave him a pair of gloves, while Sams went over and gave him a signed cap.

The young fan was later snapped wearing Bailey's gloves and Sams' cap, and sporting a big grin on his face.

"He's at hospital for a check - but looks pretty pleased to have George's gloves and Daniel Sams' hat. Thanks to players and St John's for the care," the boy's father posted on Twitter.

In the match, Bailey helped the Hurricanes post 165/4 in 19 overs, but it wasn't enough to get the win as Thunder won the match by four wickets, chasing down the total with four balls remaining.