Colin Ingram - six machine!

  • Andrew Hignell
  • 17 July 2017 06:00 AM
  • Cricket News

Colin Ingram’s astonishing career-best innings of 114 from 55 balls against the Essex Eagles at Chelmsford saw the left-hander break the Glamorgan record for the most sixes ever hit in a Twenty20 innings.

Colin cleared the boundary 9 times during the game at Chelmsford, which also saw a best-ever domestic tally of 29 sixes with the last maximum, by Craig Meschede, sealing a dramatic victory for the Welsh county off the final ball of a boundary-laden contest.

 

Last Sunday against Sussex Sharks at Arundel, Colin struck seven sixes in his innings to equal Ian Thomas’ Club record made against Somerset at Taunton in 2004, but at Chelmsford against the Eagles, Colin went two better in a tally of 17 boundaries with 8 fours and 9 sixes just one short of Thomas’ tally of 18, with 7 sixes and 11 fours.

 

Colin’s tally was also the second best in one-day cricket for Glamorgan and just one short of Alviro Petersen’s 10 sixes made against Lancashire in their 40-overs match at Colwyn Bay in 2011. Since the start of the 2016 Twenty20 competition, Colin has struck a remarkable 47 sixes – no less than 21 more than his nearest rivals with both Joe Denly of the Kent Spitfires and Ashar Zaidi of the Essex Eagles having hit 26.

 

With 255 runs to his name in this years competition, Colin already heads the list of run-scorers with a healthy average of 80 to his name and a monumental strike-rate of 200.78. Having struck 564 runs in the Royal London One-Day Cup, his efforts in white ball cricket have seen him amass 819 runs in one-day games and Steve James' Club record of 1270 runs in 1995 is now under threat from the six machine!

 

You can see Colin  in action in Cardiff in the coming days with two games in three days for Glamorgan who take on the two teams they have overcome on their travels back in the Welsh capital. First up is Sussex Sharks on Friday 21st July, 6.30pm start followed by the return match with Essex Eagles on Sunday 23rd July, 2.30pm start.

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