Glamorgan’s Sam Northeast scored 410 against Leicestershire© Twitter
Glamorgan’s Sam Northeast reached an unbeaten 410 against Leicestershire in the English County Championship on Saturday – the ninth highest first-class score ever. Northeast’s score in a massive 795-5 team is only the 11th individual score of over 400 in the history of first-class cricket and the highest score of the 21st century.
The 32-year-old went on to 400 with a six over the bowler’s head, hitting another six off the next ball.
This is the third highest score in county championship history dating back to 1890.
The all-time record for a first-class match is Brian Lara501 not out for Warwickshire against Durham in 1994.
Lara scored an unbeaten 400 for West Indies against England after 10 years – the only other score of 400 in this century.
The only other score in England between NorthEast’s 410 and Lara’s 501 is Archie McLaren’s unbeaten 424 for Lancashire against Somerset in 1895.
Glamorgan put Leicestershire ahead of Leicestershire by 211 runs at lunch on the final day of a four-day match in Division Two of the County Championship.
NorthEast shared a 461-run partnership for the sixth wicket with Chris Cook, who was unbeaten on 191 at lunch.
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