Joe Carter and Brett Hampton, two Northern District batsmen, entered the record books as they smashed 43 runs in an over during a Ford Trophy fixture, New Zealand's domestic One-Day tournament.
The unlucky bowler on the receiving end was Central District's Willem Ludick, who went for 4, 6nb, 6nb, 6, 1, 6, 6, 6 in his final over of the innings in Hamiton. This broke the record for the most runs conceded in an over in the history of List A cricket.
The previous record was held by Zimbabwe national Elton Chigumbura who had smoked Alauddin Babu, a Bangladesh first-class cricketer, for 39 runs in an over during a Dhaka Premier League match in 2013.
Coming in at a precarious 95/5, both Carter and Hampton took their time to resurrect the Northern District's innings. The onslaught was started by Hampton, who got an under-edge past the 'keeper for a four first ball off Ludick's tenth and final over. Two waist-high no-balls were then slammed over the deep square and deep midwicket fence respectively followed by a straight six down the ground. Ludick finally got the next ball right in the blockhole which was only taken for a single by Hampton.
4, 6+nb, 6+nb, 6, 1, 6, 6, 643-run over ✔️List A world record ✔️Congratulations Joe Carter and Brett Hampton!#ndtogether #cricketnation pic.twitter.com/Kw1xgdP2Lg— Northern Districts (@ndcricket) November 7, 2018
4, 6+nb, 6+nb, 6, 1, 6, 6, 6
43-run over ✔️
List A world record ✔️
Congratulations Joe Carter and Brett Hampton!#ndtogether #cricketnation pic.twitter.com/Kw1xgdP2Lg
— Northern Districts (@ndcricket) November 7, 2018
"It was right at the end and I suppose it was a 'see ball, hit ball' scenario," said Hampton.
"We got a couple of free no balls which helped us to get going.
"We came together (at the end of the over) and said 'how many did we get on that?' I think we said it was 39. We missed a four there."
In all, the duo added 178 runs for the sixth wicket to take their side to 313/7. While Hampton fell short of a century by 5 runs falling for a 66-ball, Hampton amassed 102* in just 77 balls. Northern District won the game by 25 runs.