Friday 22 June 2007 

Solanki Smashes Into Sixes Top Ten

Worcestershire's Vikram Solanki hit five sixes in his innings of 132 against Scotland to jump to sixth place in the Sky Sports Sixes League.

Warwickshire wicket-keeper Tim Ambrose matched Solanki’s effort with five maximums of his own against Durham to move into the season’s top ten.

With the Twenty20 season just around the corner, there should be major changes over the next week or two with the games coming thick and fast. Overall leader David Hussey will see his total of fifteen sixes coming under attack from all of the big hitters throughout the country.

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.

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 9: 19/06/2007

Name, Team, 6s, Balls

David Hussey, Not, 15, 262
Tim Groenewald, War, 11, 65
David Sales, Nor, 10, 385
Brad Hodge, Lan, 10, 472
Ali Brown, Sur, 9, 157
Vikram Solanki, Wor, 9, 524
Eoin Morgan, Mid, 8, 279
George Bailey, Sco, 8, 285
Jonathan Batty, Sur, 8, 326
Tim Ambrose, War,8, 345