It was February 1990 when RH Vance wrote his name in the history by giving 77 runs in a single over and became one of the oddest bowlers of first class cricket.
The match was between Canterbury and Christchurch of Shell Trophy in New Zealand’s Wellington.
In the last game of the season, the team left the rivals to chase 291 runs on last day of the match.
The rivals Canterbury who lost wickets very early, were looking like losing the match until this miracle was not happened.
After scoring 108 for 8, Canterbury’s Lee Germon and Roger Ford were now trying to evade the defeat and play for a draw.
Then Bert Vance, the ‘historical’ New Zealand batsman came forward to help the team tried to help his team with ball. Was it an idea to give more runs to the Canterbury and make them loose their wickets or it happened by mistake, Vance began bowling to settled yet furious batsman.
In first 17-delivery, only second was a legal.
Full toss, no balls and so many weird deliveries written Vance’s name in the history of cricket.
So in reality, the plan of luring Canterburry batsman backfired for Vance and his team in reality.