Nash, who was hit by Sobers for 6 sixes, passes away

Malcolm Nash

London, Aug 1 (IANS) Garfield Sobers, Nash made headlines in the cricketing world after Sobers slammed him for six sixes during a County Championship game between Glamorgan and Nottinghamshire in 1968. It was the first time any batsman had achieved the feat in first-class cricket.

Nash, who died on Wednesday in a hospital after falling ill at a function at Lord’s Cricket Ground a day before, had scalped 993 first-class wickets in his 17-year career between 1966 and 1983. Meanwhile, he also amassed 7,129 runs.

Malcolm Nash captained Glamorgan in 1980 and 1981

Malcolm Nash captained Glamorgan in 1980 and 1981

“Malcolm was a true Glamorgan legend whose exploits have gone down in club folklore,” the county club’s chief executive Hugh Morris said on the club’s website.

“His name is connected with that of Garry Sobers… but he was a fantastic cricketer who was an integral part of the club’s history and the side that lifted the County Championship in 1969,” he added.

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