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    Biggest six

    Just wondering what the biggest six is that everyone's seen since they started showing measurements in the TV coverage of games.

    Martin Guptill's 127m shot tonight against South Africa must be up there.

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    Well I really have no idea how big 127m is but I'm pretty confident they didn't get much more than 100-110 when they were keeping track at the World Cup. It must be up there.

    A few candidates I can think of:

    Albert Trott hitting it over the pavilon Lord's

    Chris Gayle hitting Brett Lee onto the street at the Oval

    Afridi hitting one into the third tier at the MCG

    I think there's a story about a South African during the isolation years hitting a ball in Cape Town that ended up in Johannesburg thanks to a passing truck, but i don't think that's actually true.
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    I knocked one onto the footy field at McCredie Park at Guildford a couple of years ago. Fair hit. Would be at least 128m
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    Of those I've seen, Mark Waugh's onto the roof of the Lillee-Marsh Stand in Perth is the biggest, but it wasn't measured.

    Even if they did measure where it landed, it was about 60 metres up on the roof. It may still be going hadthe roof not got in the way.

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    talking about sixes not wristy's, ****

    127m a fair whack indeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Of those I've seen, Mark Waugh's onto the roof of the Lillee-Marsh Stand in Perth is the biggest, but it wasn't measured.

    Even if they did measure where it landed, it was about 60 metres up on the roof. It may still be going hadthe roof not got in the way.
    they measured it during the perth test this year, it went roughly 104m from memory

    iirc gayle hit a 122m six off brett lee in 2009 at the oval

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    I would assume it would be Gayle who has hit the biggest six, and then probably Afridi.
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    Brett Lee's at the GABBA the biggest I've seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajdude View Post
    they measured it during the perth test this year, it went roughly 104m from memory

    iirc gayle hit a 122m six off brett lee in 2009 at the oval
    Yeah but if it goes 104 to the roof which is 60 odd metres in the air, how far would it have gone?

    Some stats nerd on here will have the prevailing breeze that day written down and can work it out with a protractor and a bloody abacus, surely? It'd be a hundred times more useful than a lot of the **** they come up with.

    They know who they are. Get onto it ffs.
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    How big was the one Ponting hit off Sidebottom a few years ago?
    Dont know if it was the biggest, but its probably the most amazing six ive ever seen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Yeah but if it goes 104 to the roof which is 60 off metres in the air, how far would it have gone?

    Some stats nerd on here will have the prevailing breeze that day written down and can work it out with a protractor and bloody abacus, surely? It'd be a hundred times more useful than a lot of the **** they come up with.

    They know who they are. Get onto it ffs.
    yeah exactly you're right, it's the same with any of them, like they land in the stands yet they still have some distance to travel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satguru View Post
    How big was the one Ponting hit off Sidebottom a few years ago?
    Dont know if it was the biggest, but its probably the most amazing six ive ever seen
    ohh that straight six, jesus christ that was good...i seem to remember hussey hitting an amazing straight six v india in the 09 odis as well

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNPRA7RTRPs there's the ponting one

    also brett lee's six that went out of the gabba v WI was massive
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    I think there's a story about a South African during the isolation years hitting a ball in Cape Town that ended up in Johannesburg thanks to a passing truck, but i don't think that's actually true.
    This actually came up in this year's Cricketer Christmas quiz:

    "Jimmy Sinclair played 25 Tests for South Africa while also managing to play rugby for both England & South Africa. A ball which he had hit for a six at the old Wanderers' Ground in Johannesburg landed on a train bound for Port Elizabeth and was only recovered at that destination 556 miles away - surely the furthest that any ball has ever been hit."
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