London: Alistair Brown and Surrey set new world run records for senior Limited Overs matches on Wednesday.
Batting in an English Trophy match against Glamorgan at The Oval, Brown's 268 was a new individual record for One-day matches between first-class sides while Surrey's total of 438 for five from 50 overs was a team record for a Limited Overs match at this level. South Africa great Graeme Pollock held the previous individual record with a score of 222 not out for Eastern Province against Border in the 1974/75 season. Brown, who has played 16 One-day Internationals for England and has been long- regarded as one of the country's hardest hitting batsmen, faced 160 balls including 12 sixes and 30 fours. The previous best One-day score in England was 206 made by West Indian Alvin Kallicharran for Warwickshire against Oxfordshire at Birmingham in 1984. Brown's 203 for Surrey against Hampshire in a 40-over match in 1997 was the previous best score by an Englishman in a One-day game. Unfortunately for Brown his innings came after England's selectors had announced its squad for the One-day triangular series with India and Sri Lanka earlier on Wednesday. Surrey's 438 for five surpassed Somerset's 413 for four made against English minor county Devon in 1990 when the Trophy was a 60-overs per side competition. It also surpassed the 409 for six made from 50 overs by Trinidad against Northern Windwards in the 2001/02 season. Glamorgan fast bowler Darren Thomas bore the brunt of Brown's assault. His figures 9- 0-108-3 were the worst returned in a senior One-day match. The previous record belonged to Christopher Lovell of minor county Cornwall who conceded 107 runs while taking two wickets in 12 overs against Warwickshire in 1996. The only other English first-class county bowler apart from Thomas to concede 100 runs or more in a Limited Overs match was Warwickshire's Graeme Welch who saw Lancashire thrash 103 runs off him in 11 overs in 1995. Below are the leading individual and team totals in senior Limited Overs matches: Individual scores (total-player-nationality-match-venue-season): 268 Alistair Brown (England), Surrey v Glamorgan, The Oval, 2002 222 Graeme Pollock (RSA), Eastern Province v Border, East London, 1974/75 206 Alvin Kallicharran (West Indies), Warwickshire v Oxfordshire, Birmingham, 1984 203 Alistair Brown (England), Surrey v Hampshire, Guildford, 1997 202 Alan Barrow (RSA), Natal v South Africa African XI, Durban 1975/76 201 Vince Wells (England), Leicestershire v Berkshire, Leicester, 1996 198 Graham Gooch (England), Essex v Sussex, Hove, 1982 197 Sajid Ali (Pakistan), National Bank v United Bank, Karachi, 1996/97 194 Saeed Anwar (Pakistan), Pakistan v India, Madras, 1996/97 191 Darren Lehmannn (Australia) Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire, Scarborough, 2001Team scores (total-overs-match-venue-season): 438-5 (50) Surrey v Glamorgan, The Oval, 2002 413-4 (60) Somerset v Devon, Torquay, 1990 409-6 (50) Trinidad v Northern Windwards, Kingston, 2001 406-5 (60) Leicestershire v Berkshire, 1996 404-3 (60) Worcestershire v Devon, Worcester, 1987 398-5 (50) Sri Lanka v Kenya, Kandy, 1995/96 397-4 (50) New South Wales v Tasmania, Sydney, 2001/02 392-6 (50) India v India B, Mardras, 2000-01 392-5 (60) Warwickshire v Oxfordshire, Birmingham, 1984 388-7 (55) Essex v Scotland, Chelmsford, 1992
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