A CHESTER Boughton Hall player has make cricket history by becoming the first Englishman – and only the fifth player in professional cricket – to hit six sixes in an over.
Jordan Clark was playing for his county team, Lancashire, in a second XI game against Yorkshire last Wednesday when he achieved the feat. He finished on 70no.
The unlucky bowler was left-arm spinner Gurham Randhawa.
Whitehaven-born Clark joins an exclusive band of players to score six sixes in an over – the others being Sir Garfield Sobers, Ravi Shastri, Herschelle Gibbs and Yuvraj Singh.
“Hopefully it will turn a few heads,” said the 22-year-old, who was back in action for Boughton Hall on Saturday as they hosted Hyde in the Premier Division of the Vivio County League.
The match ended in a draw.
Losing the toss and being put into bat, Chester started well with new boy Tom Simmons and Warren Goodwin putting on 42 for the first wicket.
The loss of Simmons (16) and Lee Dixon (10) brought Clark to the crease and he and Goodwin put on 116 for the third wicket.
Clark fell for a hard-hitting 56 but Goodwin continued to a fine 116 before skipper Steve Ogilby decided to declare on 292-8.
After tea, Hyde had 52 overs to reach the total.
Chris Tipper posted a composed 91 but when he fell the game ran its course to finish as a draw. Chester’s best bowlers were Jack Williams (3-92) and Goodwin (3-47).
Boughton Hall 2nds went down by 107 runs away at Hyde. The 3rds hosted Oxton 4XI and ended up winning by 10 wickets, helped by young star of the show Alex Townsend. The 15-year-old took 7-31.
The 4ths won at Sale.
In the Cheshire Women’s League, Boughton Hall posted a mammoth 268-0 in 40 overs against Stalybridge St Pauls.
Lorna Thomas returned for her first game after giving birth to baby Oliver and scored a fantastic 125no. Ali Cutler, her opening partner, made 107no in what was a ladies league record opening partnership for the club. Stalybridge reached 51-7 off 22 overs before the heavens opened, with Chester winning on scoring rate.