Sam Northeast has now entered the group of cricketers to cross 400 runs in a single innings after hitting 410 not out for Glamorgan in an English County Championship match on Saturday.
A 32-year-old right-handed batsman, smashed 3 sixes and 45 fours in his 450-ball knock. It is the highest individual score this century in elite-level cricket, beating Brian Lara’s test-record 400 not out for West Indies against England in 2004, and the 9th highest of all time.
Northeast didn’t get a chance to beat Brian Lara’s world-record individual score of 501 — set in 1994 while playing for Warwickshire, also in an English county match — because Glamorgan chose to declare on 795-5 against Leicestershire.
Sam’s score was the fourth 400-plus score in the English county game, after Lara, Archie MacLaren (424) in 1895 and Graeme Hick (405) in 1988.
Only 8 players had previously ever made 400 or more in first-class cricket. Like Australian batter Bill, Brian Lara, Ponsford surpassed the 400 mark on 2 events when playing for the state of Victoria in the 1920s.