Thursday, May 6, 2010
cricket score in one-day match - Olly Hardaker
sets world record
LEEDS, UK -- Amateur Oliver Hardaker,
18, has scored 329 not out in a one-day cricket match - setting
the new world record for the Highest
cricket score in adult one-day match.
Photo: Oliver Hardaker
hit 329 runs off 144 balls - setting the new world
record for the Highest
cricket score in adult one-day match (enlarge
His stunning performance for the 3rd XI
against Upper Wharfedale in the Yorkshire Dales helped Horsforth
to a league record 419-5 in 40 overs in the Ian Chappell Cup
Oliver said: 'I just kept playing my shots
and didn't think about my score. It was a bit weird when I
got to 100 with 27 overs left and I thought I could get something
Oliver, 18, needed just 144 balls
to notch up the record breaking total and his stunning innings
included 27 sixes and 28 fours.
He said: "My best previous score was 100
not out for the under-17s. I offered only one chance when
I was on 140. "I went for a straight drive but skied the ball.
However, it caught in the wind and drifted and the wicketkeeper
did not get to it."
previous Guinness world record for the Highest
cricket score in adult one-day match was set by Indian
International Sachin Tendulkar who scored 304 in a North Californian
Cricket Association match in 1999.
Mr Hardaker's 329 in 144 balls even eclipses
the highest one-day totals in professional cricket.
The achievement has also turned him into
an instant celebrity at Woodhouse Grove School in Bradford
where he is studying for A Levels and the teenager has been
hailed as a 'god' on Facebook.
Oliver is the fifth generation of
his family to represent the Leeds-based Horsforth and ironically
it was one of the only games his father Sean, a bakery owner,
'It was quite funny because my dad normally
comes along to watch but he couldn't make it that day. My
friends texted him to let him know what I was doing but he
didn't believe them. It wasn't until someone sent him a picture
message of the scoreboard that he believed it had happened.'
Oliver, who has played cricket since
he was five, said he would 'love to be a professional cricketer'
and has been selected for Yorkshire Under 19 trials later
Ian Frost, the head of cricket at his £10,000-a-year
independent school, said: 'I'm delighted for him. He is a
very correct young batsman and although he's not very big,
he does strike the ball hard.'
Edward Craig, of The Wisden Cricketer magazine,
said: "I haven't heard of someone scoring this many runs in
40 overs before. It is an amazing feat."
One Day Cricket
One Day International: Sachin Tendulkar
200 for India v South Africa in 2010
First Class Matches: Alistair Brown 268 for
Surrey v Glamorgan in 2002
Amateur Cricket (from available records):
Oliver Hardaker 329 for Horsforth v Upper Wharfedale in 2010
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Thursday, May 6, 2010