03:00AM, Thursday 05 July 2012
Young cricket star Kieran Grey wrote himself into Maidenhead & Bray CC folklore by taking six consecutive wickets in an over.
The 11-year-old removed a Taplow batsman with every ball of the first over of their u13s colts Julian Cup clash last Wednesday, finishing with the remarkable figures of 1-1-0-6.
He clean bowled the first five batsman, before Bray skipper Nishil Desai caught the sixth at cover to spark wild scenes of celebration.
Head of the Colts section at Maidenhead & Bray, Huw Buckle, said: “I was square leg umpire and I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.
“It was just amazing to watch. Everyone went mad as each wicket went down and by the time he bowled the fifth, the boys were going crazy.
“The sixth he pitched up a bit and the Taplow player looped it high and it was held at cover. It was just amazing to watch."
After completing his record breaking over, Grey was removed from the bowling attack to protect his figures.
Following the win, the Taplow manager presented Claires Court School pupil Kieran with the match ball so he could keep the memento forever.
Buckle said: “It was just something you never thought you would see. The umpire who was at the other end has watched cricket all over the world he had said after that he had never seen anything like it.
“Nobody knows of anyone who has done it before. I don’t even know what you would call it, a platinum hat-trick?”
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