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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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George Lohmann of England is the only bowler to take 100 or more Test wickets at a strike rate of under 40 balls per wicket. In his career, Lohmann took 112 wickets at a staggering average of 10.75 and a strike rate of 34.1. Dale Steyn is the bowler closest to him on the list of bowlers with lowest strike rates - he's taken 340 wickets at 41.4 balls per wicket and is averaging 22.65 runs per wicket.
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