Hitting 43 runs in an over!

Northern Districts duo smash world record 43 from an over

The pair took 43 off an over bowled by Central District's Willem Ludick in a Ford Trophy fixture, the most conceded in an over in List A cricket. 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.

The previous record for a List A one-day match was 39 runs from an over, set by Zimbabwe's Elton Chigumbura while batting for Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi against Abahani Ltd in the Dhaka Premier League.

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 weird attempt to contrive a result on the final day.

Hampton smashed three sixes of which two came of no balls while the last three sixes were smashed by Carter.

The next went for six as Ludick was called for a no ball. Carter joined in on the fun thumping the hapless bowler for three mammoth sixes all through the leg side to take the record as Ludick's figures went from a respectable 9-0-42-1 to a horrific 10-0-85-1. The stand was a Northern Districts record for the sixth wicket, surpassing the 150 set by BJ Watling and Peter McGlashan. While Hampton fell short of a century by 5 runs falling for a 66-ball, Hampton amassed 102* in just 77 balls.

Before this, the record was with Zimbabwe worldwide Elton Chigumbura, who had scored 39 runs off Alauddin Babu while playing for Sheikh Jamal against Abahani Limited at Dhaka in the 2013-14 season.



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