Xtra Time Web Desk: Glamorgan’s Sam Northeast created a record as he scored 410* in County Championships against Leicestershire on Saturday. The 33-year-old batter joined an elite list of cricketers including legendary West Indian Brian Lara who had a highest first-class score of 501*.
Northeast is 11th cricketer to score over 400 in a first-class game and the second in this century after the legendary Brian Lara.
Lara had also smashed 400 against England back in 2004. Northeast is the ninth highest scorer in the history of first-class game. Here is the list of cricketers who scored 400 and above in first-class cricket:
Brian Lara: 501*, Warwickshire v Durham, 1994
Hanif Mohammad: 499, Karachi v Bahawalpur, 1959
Don Bradman: 452*, New South Wales v Queensland, 1930
Bhausaheb Nimbalkar: 443*, Maharashtra v Kathiawar, 1948
Bill Ponsford: 437, Victoria v Queensland, 1927
Bill Ponsford, 429, Victoria v Tasmania, 1923
Aftab Baloch, 428, Sind v Baluchistan, 1974
Archie MacLaren, 424, Lancashire v Somerset, 1895
Sam Northeast*, 410*, Glamorgan v Leicestershire, 2022
Graeme Hick, 405*, Worcestershire v Somerset, 1988
Brian Lara, 400*, West Indies v England, 2004