Jordan Clark: Lancashire batsman hits six sixes at Scarborough
Lancashire batsman Jordan Clark has become the first Englishman - and only the fifth player in professional cricket - to hit six sixes in an over.
The 22-year-old's achievement came in a second XI game against Yorkshire at Scarborough, off left-arm spinner Gurham Randhawa.
West Indies legend Sir Garfield Sobers was the first to hit six sixes in an over for Nottinghamshire in 1968.
Six sixes in an over
- 1968 - Sir Garfield Sobers (for Nottinghamshire v Glamorgan)*
- 1984 - Ravi Shastri (Bombay v Baroda)*
- 2007 - Herschelle Gibbs (South Africa v Netherlands)
- 2007 - Yuvraj Singh (India v England)
- 2013 - Jordan Clark (Lancashire 2nd XI v Yorkshire 2nd XI)
Clark joined Lancashire's academy in 2008 and, after making his one-day debut for the first team in 2010, he was part of the Second XI Trophy-winning side last season.
The Whitehaven-born youngster is yet to make his County Championship debut for the Red Rose county, but has featured in five one-day and nine Twenty20 matches.
He told BBC Sport: "I was batting against spin, the wicket wasn't a massive turner. I thought I needed to step it up a little bit.
"I hit the first few pretty well, had a chat to my team-mate and I just carried on really."
He added: "I put them all the same way, over leg. I thought he was going to try to mix it up, especially the last two balls but they just landed in the same spot.
"I just remember feeling a bit of pressure on the last ball and thinking: 'I have got to have a crack'.
"I just remember a lot of the lads were cheering and there was a lot of noise in the dressing room."
Clark, who finished the day 70 not out to help Lancashire to a lead of 64 with five first-innings wickets remaining, hopes his feat can help him to cement a first XI place.
He said: "Hopefully, six sixes is a massive bonus, trying to produce a big score was my main aim, hopefully it will turn a few heads."
Sobers and Shastri's accomplishments came in domestic first-class cricket, the latter for Bombay.
South Africa opener Gibbs's feat at the 2007 World Cup was the first time it had been achieved in international cricket, while India all-rounder Yuvraj joined the select group at the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 later that year - with England's Stuart Broad the unlucky bowler.