Hawke's Bay Today

Young CD bowler plundered for record

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A cricketing world record fell in Hamilton yesterday afternoon, with the Northern Districts duo of Joe Carter and Brett Hampton smashing 43 from an over bowled by Central Districts youngster Willem Ludick in the domestic one-day Ford Trophy competitio­n.

The tally of 43 runs is believed to be the most to have ever been taken from an over in “List A” (one-day) cricket.

Cricinfo’s records note that the previous record for most runs in an over came from Zimbabwe’s Elton Chigumbura, who conceded 39 from an over back in 2013.

Hampton started the onslaught with a four, followed by two legside sixes as Ludick bowled two waisthigh no balls. A further six followed down the ground, before a single put Carter on strike.

Carter then plundered the last three balls of the elongated over for six through mid-wicket, bringing up 43 runs from the over — six sixes, a four, a single and two no-balls — and ravaging Ludick’s figures from the acceptable 9-0-42-1 to a grim 10-0-85-1.

The Bay of Plenty pair of Hampton and Carter combined to add 178 for the sixth wicket after linking up at 95-5.

Hampton eventually was dismissed for 95 from 66 balls, while Carter went on to finish unbeaten on 102 from 77 balls, his maiden oneday century, as ND finished on 313-7.

The partnershi­p was also a Northern Districts record for the sixth wicket against Central Districts, breaking the previous mark of 150, set between BJ Watling and Peter McGlashan in 2011.

New Zealand also holds the record for most runs coming from an over in all formats of cricket, with 77 runs coming off a Bert Vance over in fourday cricket in 1990, after Vance purposely bowled repeated no-balls in an attempt to give the opposition an incentive to chase a seemingly difficult total.

In reply to Northern’s onslaught yesterday, Central Districts made 288 for 9 to lose by 25 runs, despite a fighting middle order century by Dean Foxcroft, who made 120 not out off 105 balls with eight fours and four sixes. Tailender Felix Murray added 35 off 27 balls.

In the day’s other Ford Trophy matches, Wellington thrashed Auckland by 120 runs at the Basin Reserve, making 278 all out in 49,5 overs. The Aces could only muster 158 in reply.

And, at the University Oval in Dunedin, home team Otago racked up a daunting 309, led by Hamish Rutherford’s 154 including 86 runs in boundaries.

Canterbury’s required run rate when chasing got away from them and they finished at 247 all out, losing by 63 runs.

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Willem Ludick

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