Worcestershire’s Ross Whiteley hit six sixes in an over on Sunday to join a select group who’ve performed the feat in senior cricket. Whiteley struck Yorkshire left-arm spinner Karl Carver for six sixes- a total of 36 runs during the 16th over of Worcestershire’s innings in an English Twenty20 match at Headingley. But despite his feat, Worcestershire could not cross the line and lost the match by 37 runs.
Hard-hitting by the Whiteley took Worcestershire score to 172, but he fell for 65 off 26 balls and his side posted 196/7. In his innings of 26 balls, Whiteley smashed two fours and eight sixes. Earlier, in Worcestershire’s innings, opener Joe Clarke smashed a 32-ball 51 before giving away his wicket to Adil Rashid.
Whiteley becomes the sixth player to achieve the feat. He joins Gary Sobers, Ravi Shastri, Herschelle Gibbs, Yuvraj Singh and Jodan Clark who have done the same previously either in first-class, 50-overs or T20 cricket.
In 2013, Lancashire batsman Jordan Clark struck six sixes in an over during a 2nd XI match against arch-rivals Yorkshire at Scarborough, while in Australia, Marcus Stoinis achieved the feat in a practice match at Allan Border Field in 2015 and Kieron Pollard did likewise the previous year in a pre-season KFC Big Bash hit-out for Adelaide Strikers.
Watch Garfield Sobers, the first cricketer to score six sixes in an over.