Sam Northeast, the cricketer from Glamorgan has assured himself a place in the books of cricket history, after scoring 410 not out against Leicestershire in the County Championship’s second division on Saturday.
After Brian Lara, Sir Donald Bradman Northeast’s 410 were made of 45 fours and three sixes, with his 450-ball marathon ranking as the ninth-largest individual score in first-class history.
The 32-year-old over took Steve James’ 309 not out as the highest score by a Glamorgan player, and joined Archie MacLaren, Graeme Hick and Lara on the list of batsmen to score 400 runs in a first-class innings in England.
Northeast, hasn’t made his international debut yet. He steered Glamorgan to a total of 795 runs for the loss of just five wickets at Leicester’s Uptonsteel County Ground. Along with wicketkeeper Chris Cooke he made an unbroken 461-run partnership.
It was the second-largest stand for the sixth wicket in first-class history, also ranking as the eighth-highest partnership in the County Championship.
Earlier, Northeast was dropped at slip on 95 the previous day, while Cooke had been put down when he had just made three runs, and then again on 15.