Twelve year old Daniel Stone made history on Friday evening by scoring six sixes in an over in a competitive indoor six-a-side cricket league match for Horndon on the Hill cricket club. One of the sixes was struck off a no-ball, so the talented young batsman finished the over having scored 40 runs to add to the 25 runs he had accumulated before the start of the over. This fantastic personal achievement helped his team to a 73-run victory over their close rivals at Orsett CC. Horndon finished their innings on 148 for the loss of four wickets – the highest team total in the competition – and then bowled Orsett out for 75 runs. Just for good measure, Stone took two wickets for just twelve runs.
The competition is organised by Cliff Cansdale of the South Essex District Cricket Board, who watched the events unfold at Grays School. He said: “This was the final match of the final week of league competition for this particular age group. And what a game it turned out to be. We have no records of this ever having been achieved in any of our competitions before, we believe that this is unique”.
Daniel’s feat ensured he finished the competition with a batting average of 184.