London: You’ve heard of six sixes being hit in an over by Yuvraj Singh during the inaugural World T20 in South Africa. But the thirteen-year old Luke Robinson etched his name into the record books as he took six wickets in an over and all his victims were clean bowled.
Robinson, a school boy in England put on a splendid show with the ball that eventually turned out to be a match-winning spell while playing at the U-13 level for Philadelphia Cricket Club which is based near Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne and Wear in north-east England.
This performance impressed his family very much who was present when this happened. Father Stephen Robinson had the best view of all as he was the umpire standing at the bowler’s end.
He later said that the feeling was surreal. “It was surreal…have been playing for 30 years and have taken hat-tricks but never anything like this, “opined Steven, who plays for the senior team.
“Time stood still and I thought, ‘is this really happening?'” he added.
His mother Helen was scoring the match and was the first person to record her son’s incredible feat. Luke’s younger brother Matthew was fielding while grandfather Glenn watched the proceedings from the boundary.
In Australia earlier this year, a bowler named Aled Carey had achieved a similar feat in local cricket as he took six wickets in his over. However, the young Robinson’s feat stands unique as he has gone past the defences of all his six victims.