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Six wickets in six balls

18 June, 2023
Oliver Whitehouse
Oliver Whitehouse

A 12-year-old boy has been hailed as a “young cricketing superstar” after bowling out six players in a row, in one over.

Oliver Whitehouse, who plays for Bromsgrove Cricket Club, achieved the feat in an under-12s game against Cookhill on June 9.

Across two overs, he managed to bowl out eight players without giving a single run away.

“It’s just unbelievable,” he told BBC Hereford and Worcester.

“The first ball I didn’t expect to happen as I thought I was going to bowl a wide,” said the Bromsgrove School student, from Hagley.

Jayden Levitt, the first team captain of Bromsgrove Cricket Club said: “I couldn’t believe the significance of what he had achieved.

“It’s absolutely amazing to get a double hat-trick in one over, is absolutely mind-blowing, it’s an amazing effort and I think he probably won’t realise the significance until he’s a lot older.” (BBC sport)