For those of you with short memories
We had a similar (ish) incident yesterday in a County friendly match - Oxfordshire U10 v Oxfordshire U11 - where the two batsmen ran into one another, hard, mid pitch, with the result that a run-out was inevitable. As coach on the sidelines, I stood up and shouted, "don't take the bails off" without really giving it too much thought.
It came up as a talking point later in the afternoon: in what situation would it be acceptable to run out a stranded batsman? Having given it some thought, and the rather glib answer of "only against Surrey", I've come to the conclusion that I don't think I'd ever want to claim a wicket like that in any junior match. If it were a senior game, and a last-wicket, and a league decider, however... well...
What does CW think?