Tuesday 31 July 2007 

Luke Wright Takes Monthly Sixes Prize

ussex's Luke Wright hit more sixes in July than any other player in one-day domestic cricket, landing him the monthly prize in the Sky Sports Sixes League.

Wright cleared the ropes 11 times this month, three ahead of Somerset’s Ian Blackwell who hit eight maximums during the July.

Wright’s fireworks have seen him move into third place of the Sky Sports Sixes League, which is now led by Graeme Hick. The Worcestershire and former England batsman has scored 20 sixes from 601 balls this summer, putting him one ahead of Warwickshire’s Tim Groenewald. Groenewald has 19 sixes, ahead of Wright and Nottinghamshire’s David Hussey by virtue of facing fewer deliveries.

The Sky Sports Sixes League, sponsored by the Daily Express, ranks the top ten batsmen that have hit the most sixes in Friends Provident, Twenty20 Cup and NatWest Pro40 matches. It provides batsmen with another incentive for big-hitting with £2,000 and the sixes trophy for the winner, plus awards for each month’s big hitter. David Hussey won the award for May while Graeme Hick landed the June prize.

The league has become a hugely popular element of Sky’s cricket coverage, with league table is featured on Sky’s domestic cricket coverage, Cricket AM and on skysports.com/sixes. It is also published each Wednesday in Daily Express.

Sky Sports Sixes League – week 15 31/07/07

Player, Team, 6s, Balls

Graeme Hick, Wor, 20, 601
Tim Groenewald, War, 19, 190
Luke Wright, Sus, 19, 266
David Hussey, Not, 19, 350
Mark Ramprakash, Sur, 17, 492
Cameron White, Som, 17, 592
Eoin Morgan, Mid, 15, 426
Brad Hodge, Lan, 15, 594
Philip Mustard, Dur, 15, 671
Mal Loye, Lan, 14, 489