Oliver Hardaker - One Day Cricket Match World Record 2010

Highest Score in One Day Cricket Match World Record 2010 set by Oliver Hardaker

A schoolboy cricketer from north Yorkshire has scored what could be a one-day Cricket world record after bludgeoning 329 not out in an amateur cup match.

Oliver Hardaker blasted 27 sixes and 28 fours during his 144-ball local cup match knock that puts Indian master blaster Sachin Tendulkar in the shade.

Fielders could only watch open- mouthed as he pinged deliveries to all parts of the ground, at one stage hitting five sixes and a four in one over. The 18-year-old said there was only one chance to get him out – and that was when he was on 140.

‘It was the best day of my life. My best previous score was 100 not out,’ said Oliver.

‘I’ve played cricket since I was five years old and I would love to become a professional cricketer.

‘I’ve got Yorkshire Under-19 trials later in the summer.’

 Oliver’s mammoth innings came for Horsforth cricket club against Upper Wharfedale in North Yorkshire. Needless to say, his team romped to victory.

Edward Craig, deputy editor of Wisden Cricketer magazine, said: ‘I haven’t heard of someone scoring this many runs in 40 overs before. It is an amazing feat.’

Tendulkar holds the international world record, scoring 200 not out off 147 balls during a one-day match against South Africa in February.
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