Northern Districts duo hit world record 43 off an over in one-dayer
Brett Hampton and Joe Carter were so locked in during their record-breaking over that even they lost count of the times they sent the ball flying past the boundary.
The Northern Districts pair scored what is believed to be a world record 43 runs off an over in the victory over the Central Stags in Hamilton on Wednesday.
Stags youngster Willem Ludick was the unfortunate bowler as he conceded six sixes, a four and a single while giving up two no-balls in the Ford Trophy one-day match at Seddon Park.
It's understood the tally is a world record for a "List A" one-day match - surpassing the 39 scored by Zimbabwe's Elton Chigumbura off Alauddin Babu in Dhaka in October 2013.
"It was right at the end and it was a see ball, hit ball scenario," Hampton said. "We got a couple of free no balls which helped us get going and then I passed it on to Joey to finish off the rest of it.
"At the end of it we came together and discussed 'how many did we actually get on that?' We said 39 but we forgot the four.
"It was pretty special."
That was an understatement from a modest Hampton, who added that it was "good to get a few out of the middle" along with the win.
The scoring went (with Hampton facing Ludick to start the over): 4, 6 (+1 for no ball), 6 (+1 for no ball), 6, 1, 6, 6, 6.
It was the 46th over of the ND innings. They ended their 50 overs batting first in the 5th round Trophy match at 313-7, with Carter 102 not out off 77 balls while Hampton made 95 off 66 deliveries.
The duo put on 178 for the sixth wicket in 21 overs - a Northern Districts record for the sixth wicket against Central Districts, breaking the previous mark of 150 by BJ Watling and Peter McGlashan in 2011.
It was Carter's maiden Ford Trophy century and a timely knock at that, coming after four indifferent seasons for ND in the one-day format.
"It just feels good to actually contribute," the 25-year-old said. "I've obviously had some frustrating times but it was good to make one count and hopefully put us in a good position.
"It's always good when something like that comes off, when you're in a tough position and you probably don't expect it to," he added of the partnership. "But you just get on a bit of a roll and go with it."
Twenty year-old Dean Foxcroft, batting at four, made a classy century for the visitors in just his second outing for CD. The former South African under-19 representative ended up unbeaten on 120 from 105 balls, with four sixes and eight fours, but his side were always behind the asking rate as paceman Brett Randell nabbed 3-53, with ND winning by 25 runs.
Most runs off one over in List A one-day matches
43 (4nb6nb661666): Brett Hampton and and Joe Carter (43) off Willem Ludick, Northern Districts v Central Stags, Hamilton, New Zealand, 2018
39 (nb5w164646w16): Elton Chigumbura (39) off Alauddin Babu, Sheikh Jamal v Abahani Ltd, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2013
37 (666625nb6): JP Duminy (37) off Eddie Leie, Cape Cobras v Knights, Cape Town, South Africa, 2018
36 (x6): Herschelle Gibbs (36) off Daan van Bunge, South Africa v Netherlands, St. Kitts, Saint Kitts and Nevis, 2007
35 (64wd6666): Raiphi Gomez (35) off Dwaraka Ravi Teja, Hyderabad (India) v Kerala, Chennai, India, 2009/10
34 (5x6, 1x4): Viv Richards (34) off David Graveney, Somerset v Gloucestershire, Taunton, England, 1977
34 (4x6, 2x4): Sourav Ganguly (32) (nb 2) off Sukhvinder Singh, India v India B, Chennai, India, 2001
33 (644w1666): Tamim Iqbal (33) off Sikandar Raza, Brothers Union v Kalabagan CA, Fatullah, Bangladesh, 2013
32 (4x6, 2x4): Padmaja Manikantan (32) off Satyakumar Verma, Kerala v Andhra, Chennai, India, 2007/08
32 (466466): Alex Ross (32) off Nathan Lyon, South Australia v New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 2017