BAWTRY Cricket Club and Mexborough’s Richard Jones can both boast hitting the opposition for six this week but for very different reasons.
Big-hitting Jones produced the perfect over of six sixes in his side’s Barnsley and District Sunday League win over Darfield.
And Bawtry skittled visiting Marshall Sports for just six runs in the most dominant of victories in the Bassettlaw League.
Bawtry had set the Gainsborough side a target of 185-7 after declaring with Nick Hutton hitting an excellent 80 off 52 balls.
Yet while victory seemed likely for the Division Four leaders, no one could have predicted how dramatically it would come.
Marshall Sports were two men down by the time it came to bat but their nine man order was bowled for just six runs.
Junior bowler Daniel Lovell claimed seven wickets at a cost of just three runs.
And the first five Marshall batsmen failed to register a run.
Surprisingly, Marshall managed to last 8.5 overs before they finally succumbed.
In Mexborough, Jones struck six sixes in one over to help his side to victory – a feat most famously achieved by the great Gary Sobers.
Jones is well known for his uncompromising battling style and has the philosophy that if the ball is there to be hit, he will attempt it.
Club officials are currently pouring through the record books to discover if the feat has been achieved before.
But Hampden Road stalwarts are confident Jones has made history.
Jones came in at third man in the game with his side in a spot of trouble.
And although he only hung around for 23 balls, he certainly made an impact in a short space of time with 57 runs.