Most Runs In An Over: 43 runs conceded in an over; An unwanted record is recorded in the name of this bowler

Ollie Robinson Sets Unwanted Record in County Championship

Ollie Robinson Sets Unwanted Record in County Championship

England fast bowler Ollie Robinson made an unwanted mark in County Championship history by conceding 43 runs in a single over. The match between Sussex and Leicestershire saw Robinson, playing for Sussex, face a brutal onslaught from Leicestershire’s Lewis Kimber. Kimber capitalized on Robinson’s errors, including three no-balls, hitting fours on each of the no-balls. This performance places Robinson as the second-highest run-conceding bowler in a single over in first-class cricket, behind Robert Vance’s record of 77 runs.

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Kimber’s Record-Breaking Innings

Lewis Kimber’s remarkable performance not only highlighted Ollie Robinson’s over but also set several records. Kimber completed his century in just 62 balls and went on to score a double century, hitting 19 fours and 17 sixes. His innings of 243 runs off 127 balls set the record for the fastest double-century in County Championship history. Additionally, Kimber’s 18th six broke Ben Stokes’ record for the most runs in an innings in the County Championship. Despite Kimber’s phenomenal effort, Leicestershire lost to Sussex by 18 runs.

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 Over Breakdown

Ollie Robinson’s over was exceptionally expensive due to Kimber’s aggressive batting:

  • First ball: Six
  • Second ball: Four on a no-ball
  • Third ball: Four
  • Fourth ball: Six
  • Fifth ball: Four
  • Sixth ball: Four on a no-ball
  • Seventh ball: Four
  • Eighth ball: Four on a no-ball
  • Ninth ball: One run

Most Runs Conceded in an Over in First-Class Cricket

Ollie Robinson’s over ranks among the highest run-conceding overs in first-class cricket:

  1. Robert Vance (Wellington vs. Canterbury): 77 runs
  2. Ollie Robinson (Sussex vs. Leicestershire): 43 runs
  3. Alex Tudor (Surrey vs. Lancashire): 38 runs
  4. Shoaib Bashir (Worcestershire vs. Surrey): 38 runs
  5. Malcolm Nash (Glamorgan vs. Nottinghamshire): 36 runs

Despite Kimber’s incredible performance and record-setting innings, his efforts could not secure a win for Leicestershire, demonstrating the unpredictable and thrilling nature of cricket.

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1. Hindustan Times

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