Sunday 24 July 2022 7:06 AM UTC
LEICESTER July 24: English cricketer Sam Alexander Northeast joined an elite club as he passed 400 runs in a single innings. During an English championship match on Saturday (July 23), Northeast was 410 not out while playing for Glamorgan against Leicestershire.
With Glamorgan declaring the innings at 795/5, Northeast was denied the chance of challenging the world record. The record is held by the legendary Brian Lara, who scored 501, while playing for Warwickshire in 1994. Northeast remained 410 not out during Glamorgan’s match against Leicestershire.
During his knock, which came off 450-deliveries, the 32-year-old right-handed batsman, hit 45 boundaries and three sixes. Northeast’s knock is the highest individual score this century in elite-level cricket, surpassing Brian Lara’s Test record of 400 not out for West Indies, during their match against England in 2004.
In the overall highest of all time list, Northeast is placed ninth. Only eight players had previously ever made 400 or more in first-class cricket. Like Lara, Australian batter Bill Ponsford passed the 400 mark on two occasions, when playing for the state of Victoria in the 1920s.
The 32-year-old Northeast’s knock was the fourth 400-plus score in the English county game, after Lara, Archie MacLaren (424) in 1895 and Graeme Hick (405) in 1988.
Sam Alexander Northeast plays for Glamorgan County Cricket Club. He is a right-handed batsman. Northeast made his senior debut in 2007 and until 2017 played for Kent County Cricket Club. He captained the Kent First XI for most of the 2015 season before being formally appointed as club captain in 2016. He captained the side in 2017 before being replaced before the 2018 season after declining to sign a contract extension committing himself to the club in the longer term.
After signing for Hampshire in February 2018, Northeast made his debut for the England Lions later in the month against the West Indies A in Antigua.
Northeast was born in Ashford in Kent in 1989 and grew up in Walmer near Dover.
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