Central Districts bowler Willem Ludick conceded 43 runs in an over to Joe Carter and Brett Hampton of Northern Districts in a List A game in Hamilton – a new record.
In recorded List A cricket history, the 39 runs given away by Abahani Limited medium pacer Alauddin Babu to former Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura, playing for Sheikh Jamal Club in a game in Dhaka in the 2013-14 season, was the earlier record for most expensive over.
Carter and Hampton combined to push that record down by four runs against Ludick, the Pretoria-born 21-year-old playing just his fourth List A fixture.
The sequence for the over – the 46th of the Northern Districts innings – went: 4, 6 (+1 nb), 6 (+1nb), 6, 1, 6, 6, 6. The two no-balls were both for high full-tosses. The two batsmen hit three sixes each.
Most runs in an over in List A cricket
|43||Willem Ludick||Joe Carter & Brett Hampton||Northern Districts v Central Districts, 2018-19|
|39||Alauddin Babu||Elton Chigumbura||Sheikh Jamal Club v Abahani Limited, 2013-14|
|37||Eddie Leie||JP Duminy||Cape Cobras v Knights, 2017-18|
|36||Daan van Bunge||Herschelle Gibbs||South Africa v the Netherlands, 2006-07|
|35||Dwarka Ravi Teja||Raiphi Gomez||Kerala v Hyderabad, 2009-10|
The unfortunate Ludick ended with figures of 10-0-85-1, having given away a respectable 42 runs in his other nine overs.
Carter scored 102* in 77 balls from No.6 and Hampton hit 95 in 66 as Northern Districts put up 313/7 in their 50 overs. Central Districts chased well but went down by 25 runs.
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