Carberry and Mckenzie break records

August 6, 2011

By Freaky Tim

In yesterday’s draw at The Rose Bowl against Yorkshire Michael Carberry and Neil Mckenzie compiled Hampshire’s highest ever partnership.

It was also the highest ever third wicket stand in county cricket history. The pair had put on 523 runs before Mckenzie fell for a career best 237.

Carberry at the other end was 300 not out, and when Mckenzie was dismissed Hampshire declared on 599-3. The knock was all the more satisfying for Carberry who had recovered from a serious illness earlier in the year.

The partnership was the ninth highest in the history of first class cricket. Kumar Sangakkar and Mahela Jayawardene hold this record, when in 2006 they put on a staggering 624 in a Test match in Columbo, against South Africa.

The match itself finished in a high scoring draw as batting conditions were too good for any side to even threaten taking 20 wickets.

Chris Murtagh

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