NZ duo score 43 off one over, create new List A record

  • NZ duo score 43 off one over, create new List A record

NZ duo score 43 off one over, create new List A record

Bigger bats, fielding restrictions, smaller grounds and several other factors have tilted the game slightly in the batsmen's favour. It was the Kiwi pair of Joe Carter and Brett Hampton who did it as they were aided with no-balls.

He hit a single to give Carter a run who then plundered three more sixes, all off half volleys, to make it 43 off the over.

In a first-class match between Wellington and Canterbury in 1990, occasional bowler Bert Vance conceded 77 in an over in which only one of his first 17 deliveries was legitimate, part of a freaky attempt to contrive a result on the final day.

Back to Hamilton, Hampton started the onslaught with a four followed by two sixes off two waist-high no-balls. He then two waist-height full tosses for consecutive sixes.

This toppled the 39 conceded by Alauddin Babu, a Bangladesh first-class cricketer, in a Dhaka Premier League match in 2013. The following delivery was a legitimate one but ended up outside the rope.

The bowler would consider himself unlucky as the first ball of the over was a flawless widish yorker which could have been chopped onto the stumps, but it luckily for the batsman missed the wickets and went for a boundary.

Hampton and Carter also rescued Northern District from a precarious position.

In all, the duo added 178 runs for the sixth wicket to take their side to 313/7. The stand was a Northern Districts record for the sixth wicket, surpassing the 150 set by BJ Watling and Peter McGlashan. Hampton eventually was dismissed for 95 from 66 balls, while Carter went on to finish unbeaten on 102 from 77 balls, his maiden one-day century, as ND finished on 313-7.