Cromer batsman David Turner lights up Norfolk Alliance Premier Division match against Acle by blasting six sixes in one over
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Cromer batsman David Turner added his name to an exclusive list of big-hitters on Saturday when he smashed six sixes in one over.
The 24-year-old from Trimingham performed the amazing feat in the Norfolk Alliance Premier Division fixture against Acle at the Norton Warnes Ground, with seamer Andrew Spaxman being the unfortunate bowler.
Turner went on the attack with spectacular results towards the end of the innings to move from the 70s into three figures with six lusty blows.
'I think the most sixes I've hit in a match before was probably three or four, so to get six in one over really isn't something I'd ever imagine doing!' said Cromer's man-of-the-moment, whose side went on to win by 41 runs after reacing 307-6 in their 50 overs.
'It got to about the fourth six when I thought it could be on. Before the last ball I just thought that I would probably never get another opportunity to have a go at this so I just got myself ready and hoped that the next ball would be bowled where I wanted it - and luckily it was.
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'I did feel for the bowler because I think he knew where he wanted to bowl the ball but Cromer isn't the easiest of places to bowl at, having fairly small boundaries.
'I was very happy, mostly to have made a contribution to an important win but I guess it was a special moment for me, especially to do it at my home ground.'
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Cromer had been 77-5 at one stage and Turner and Tom Davies (53) played some sensible cricket to get their side back on track before the fireworks started. While Turner took centre stage Simon Chipperfield also produced a memorable knock as the runs flowed, with his unbeaten 63 made up almost entirely of the 10 sixes he contributed to an amazing unbroken seventh wicket stand of 123.
Turner, who ended up with an unbeaten 119, followed in the footsteps of the likes of Sir Gary Sobers, Ravi Shastri. Herschelle Gobbs and Yuvraj Singh in hitting 36 in one over. The feat was also achieved twice last season by Swardeston professional Joe Gatting, in a Royal London Cup tie against Ramsay at The Common and in the National Twenty2O competion against Old Northamptonians at Kibworth.
Acle did well to get up to 266 in reply, with Josh Rowe making 101.