1968 Garfield Sobers six sixes cricket ball
Lot 32Ω
1968 Garfield Sobers six sixes cricket ball
£20,000 - 25,000
US$ 33,000 - 41,000
withdrawn

Lot Details
1968 Garfield Sobers six sixes cricket ball 1968 Garfield Sobers six sixes cricket ball
1968 Garfield Sobers six sixes cricket ball
A red leather 'Special County' cricket ball, manufactured by Duke & Son, Nottingham, signed "G. Sobers" The lot includes a hand written letter of authenticity hand signed by Garfield Sobers stating "that this signed cricket ball was bowled during the over in which I hit six sixes off Malcolm Nash.." together with a detailed diagram showing the line of each ball hit.

Footnotes

  • On the 31st August 1968, Sir Garfield Sobers made cricketing history by scoring six sixes in one over for Nottinghamshire v. Glamorgan at the St Helen's Ground, Swansea. Facing the Glamorgan bowler, Malcolm Nash, Sobers began the over by hitting the first two balls over the heads of the mid-wicket fielders in front of the Cricketers Inn. On the third delivery, Sobers went down the wicket and drove into the pavilion enclosure. For the fourth, he pulled it high over the scoreboard. The fifth ball was caught by Roger Davis on the long-off boundary, but in doing so, Davis fell over the ropes, and after a consultation between the umpires, another six was signalled. The final ball was hit so hard it flew out of the ground into the street outside where it was later recovered from the gutter in St Helens Avenue by an 11 year old boy who presented it back to Sobers a few days later. The lot includes copies of newspaper stories of the time detailing the story.

    Provenance: Christies sale 4104 lot 173.

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