A third division club cricketer from Australia scalped six wickets in six balls to help his side win a local match. Gareth Morgan, captain of Mudgeeraba Nerang & Districts Cricket Club, claimed a sextuple-wicket maiden in a dramatic four-run win over Surfers Paradise CC in a 40-over match in the Gold Coast's Premier League Division 3 competition here on Saturday. Surfers Paradise were chasing 178 and were 174 for 4. They needed just 4 runs in the last over to win the game. But Morgan turned the match on its head as he got a wicket from each of his six deliveries to bowl out Surfers Paradise for 174. Five batsmen were out for golden ducks.
The first four batters were all caught, while the final two were bowled. Morgan ended with a brilliant figures of 7/16 off seven overs. He had earlier taken the wicket of Surfers Paradise opener Jake Garland before the magical over. Morgan had also top-scored for Mudgeeraba with a rapid 39.
The most wickets taken in an over of professional cricket is five, claimed by New Zealand's Neil Wagner for Otago against Wellington in 2011. Bangladesh's Al-Amin Hossain for the UCB-BCB XI against Abhani Limited in 2013 and India's Abhimanyu Mithun for Karnataka against Haryana in 2019 also achieved the same feat.