Radio New Zealand – Central Districts medium pacer Willem Ludick earned an unwanted place in the record books when Northern Districts took 43 runs off one of his overs in a Ford Trophy one day cricket match in Hamilton.

Summary

  • Central Districts medium pacer Willem Ludick earned an unwanted place in the record books when Northern Districts took 43 runs off one of his overs in a Ford Trophy one day cricket match in Hamilton.
  • Northern Districts batsmen Joe Carter and Brett Hampton belted six sixes — two of which were hit off no balls — a four and a single during the first class match at Hamilton’s Seddon Park.
  • Although batting greats Ravi Shastri and Garry Sobers famously gave Tilak Raj and Malcolm Nash places in cricket’s Hall of Shame by smashing six sixes from their overs in first class matches, the world record is by no means clear.
  • They discounted the 77 runs that former New Zealand batsman Robert Vance conceded during a first-class match against Canterbury in 1990.
  • Vance deliberately bowled 17 no balls in his over in an effort to entice the Canterbury tailenders to chase a victory in their match against the opening batsman’s Wellington side.


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