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News - 24th April 2013

Clark hits 6 sixes in over

Clark hits 6 sixes in over

Jordan Clark created a piece of Lancashire history today in the Roses Challenge match against Yorkshire at Scarborough

The all-rounder smashed 6 sixes off Yorkshire's left arm spinner Gurman Randhawa who, up to that point, had figures of 2-15 off 12 overs! All six hits were slog/sweeps over the mid-wicket boundary with the majority clearing the ropes by some distance.

"I hit the first few pretty well, had a chat to Liam (Livingstone, batting at the non-strikers end), and I just carried on really," he told BBC Sport. "I just remember feeling a bit of pressure on the last ball and thinking 'I have got to have a crack'."

It's the first time a player on Lancashire's staff has performed this feat; the highest number of runs off one over previously was by Frank Hayes (who hit Glamorgan's Malcolm Nash for 34 off one over) and Andrew Flintoff (who hit 34 off one 8-ball over from Surrey's Alex Tudor).

Jordan is the first Englishman - and only the fifth player in professional cricket - to hit six sixes in an over.

•1968 - Sir Garfield Sobers (for Nottinghamshire v Glamorgan)*
•1984 - Ravi Shastri (Bombay v Baroda)*
•2007 - Herschelle Gibbs (South Africa v Netherlands)
•2007 - Yuvraj Singh (India v England)
•2013 - Jordan Clark (Lancashire 2nd XI v Yorkshire 2nd XI)
*first-class cricket
 

Photo (c) Simon Pendrigh


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