Friday, December 15, 2017

Lancashire’s Clarke hits 6 sixes

Lancashire second XI player Jordan Clark hit six sixes in an over against Yorkshire in Scarborough yesterday.

It is the first time in Lancashire’s history that a member of their staff has achieved batting’s maximum and it is believed to be the first time an English player has hit six sixes in an over in professional cricket.

All-rounder Clark, 22, hit his maximum off the left-arm spin of Yorkshire’s Gurham Randhawa who - until that over - had returned figures of 2-15 off 12 overs.

All six shots were slog-sweeps over the mid-wicket boundary.

Clark, a product of Sedbergh School in Cumbria, is hoping to break into Lancashire’s one-day first team this season - and his huge hitting against the Tykes will have done his chances a power of good.

Sir Garfield Sobers was the first to achieve the feat in first-class cricket back in 1968, while Ravi Shastri, Herschelle Gibbs and Yuvraj Singh have since followed suit.