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|36||GS Sobers (six sixes)||MA Nash||Nottinghamshire v Glamorgan||Swansea||1968|
|36||RJ Shastri (six sixes)||Tilak Raj||Bombay v Baroda||Bombay||1984-85|
|34||EB Alletson (4,6,6,0, 4,4,4,6)||EH Killick (two no-balls)||Nottinghamshire v Sussex||Hove||1911|
|34||FC Hayes (6, 4, 6, 6, 6, 6)||MA Nash||Lancashire v Glamorgan||Swansea||1977|
|34↑||A Flintoff (6, 4, 4, 4, 4, 6, 6, 0)||AJ Tudor (two no-balls)||Lancashire v Surrey||Manchester||1998|
|34||CM Spearman (6, 6, 6, 6, 4, 6)||SJP Moreton*||Gloucestershire v Oxford UCCE||Oxford||2005|
|32||I Botham (4, 6, 6, 4, 6, 6)||IR Snook||England XI v Central Districts||Palmerston||1983-84|
|32||PWG Parker(4, 6, 6, 6, 6, 4)||AI Kallicharan||Sussex v Warwickshire||Birmingham||1982|
|32||IR Redpath (6, 6, 6, 6, 4, 4)||N Rosendorff||Australians v Orange Free State||Bloemfontein||1969-70|
|32||CC Smart (6, 6, 4, 6, 6, 4)||G Hill||Glamorgan v Hampshire||Cardiff||1935|
|32||Khalid Mahmood (6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 2)||Naved Latif||Gujranwala v Sargodha||Gujranwala||2000-01|
↑Altogether 38 runs were scored off this over, the two no-balls counting for two extra runs each under ECB regulations.
*This was Moreton's first over in first-class cricket
Notes: The following instances have been excluded because of the bowlers' compliance:
34 - MP Maynard off SA Marsh, Glamorgan v Kent at Swansea, 1992; 34 - G Chapple off PA Cottey (Chapple scored a further 32 off Cottey's next over), Lancashire v Glamorgan at Manchester, 1993;
34 - FB Touzel off FJJ Viljoen, Western Province B v Griqualand West at Kimberley, 1993-94.
There were 35 runs off an over received by AT Reinholds off HT Davis, Auckland v Wellington at Auckland 1995-96, but this included 16 extras and only 19 off the bat.
In a match against KwaZulu-Natal at Stellenbosch in 2006-07, WE September (Boland) conceded 34 in an over: 27 to M Bekker, six to K Smit, plus one no-ball.
In a match against Canterbury at Christchurch in 1989-90, RH Vance (Wellington) deliberately conceded 77 runs in an over of full tosses which contained 17 no-balls and, owing to the umpire's understandable miscalculation, only five legitimate deliveries.
The greatest number of runs scored off an eight-ball over is 34 (4, 0, 4, 4,6, 6, 6, 4) by RM Edwards off MC Carew, Governor-General's XI v West Indians at Auckland, 1968-69.
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WG Grace, Fred Grace and Edward Grace, all brothers, made their debuts in the same Test match, versus Australia at The Oval, in 1880. Another set of brothers, Alec Hearne, George Hearne and Jack Hearne, also made their debuts for England in the same Test, versus South Africa at Newlands in 1892.
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