Cricket legend Malcolm Nash – known for being first player to be hit for six sixes in an over – dies aged 74




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CRICKET legend and former Glamorgan star Malcolm Nash has died aged 74.

The Abergavenny-born all-rounder famously became the first player to be hit for six sixes in an over by Sir Garry Sobers in 1968.

Cricket legend Malcolm Nash, known for being struck for six sixes, has died aged 74
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Nash collapsed during a sports dinner in London yesterday night.

He was rushed to hospital, but passed away.

The former Glamorgan star took 993 first-class wickets between 1966 and 1983.

He was also the Welsh side’s leading wicket-taker with 71 when they won the County Championship in 1969.

Nash made history when he couldn’t stop former Nottinghamshire captain Sobers, who hit him for six sixes at St Helen’s in Swansea 41 years ago.

The match was being broadcast around the cricket world, becoming one of the most iconic moments in world sport.


And the ball that Sobers relentlessly struck out of the ground was then sold at auction for £26,400 in November 2006.

Nash captained Glamorgan in 1980 and 1981, making a total of 336 appearances during his 17-year spell with the county.

He then went on to play minor counties cricket for Shropshire in 1984 and 1985.

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