Gary Sobers' historic 'six sixes in over' ball up for sale

Last Updated: Thu, Oct 11, 2012 09:42 hrs

The cricket ball used in a match where West Indies legend Sir Gary Sobers hit six sixes in one over is to go on sale.

Sobers hit bowler Malcolm Nash for six sixes during the Nottinghamshire vs Glamorgan match in 1968.

The ball signed by the star was presented to Richard Lewis, 17, after he found a ball Sobers hit out of Glamorgan's ground in 1968.

It will be sold by Hansons auctioneers in Etwall, Derbys, The Daily Express reports.

Sobers feat was later achieved by Yuvraj Singh who hit Stuart Broad for six sixes in an over that drew parallels with a similar feat by other batsmen - Ravi Shastri against Tilak Raj (Mumbai vs Baorda in 1985) and Herschelle Gibbs became the first batsman to scores six sixes in One-Day International (ODI) when he savaged Netherlands' Dan Van Bunge in the World Cup earlier in 2007.

Sobers is widely regarded as one of cricket's greatest ever all-rounders, having excelled in all the essential skills of batting, bowling and fielding.

By an act of Parliament in 1998, Sobers was named as one of the ten National Heroes of Barbados.

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