Riki Wessels admitted he was delighted to help Notts Outlaws through to victory on Sunday in their important Vitality Blast clash with Worcestershire Rapids but he did feel he’d missed out on a possible six sixes in an over.
After hitting Pat Brown, the competitions leading wicket-taker, for three straight maximums at the start of the fifth over, he was caught from the fourth delivery.
“I got off to a bit of slow start really,” he joked, having hit just one single from his first four balls.
“Then I was hit in the face (by Andy Carter), so I just decided I wasn’t going to stand there and be hit and it seemed to go alright for me after then.
"He caught me on the top of the chest and a bit of the chin, so I’ve got a sore jaw now but I’ll be alright.”
Wessels romped to his fifty from only 17 deliveries, hitting nine sixes in all – within the space of his last 13 balls.
“Obviously I’d have loved to have gone a bit further than 50 and out, as it’s been a bit frustrating for me recently," he said.
"I’ve had some starts here and there, and not kicked on but it was quite nice to have a decent powerplay and get us to a position where we could go on and win the game quite comfortably."
“The pick of the sixes was probably the ball after I was hit in the face – or the one from Parnell that I pulled, they were quite nice.
"Parnell ran over and said ‘well played’ when I got out’, which I appreciated – and Andy Carter ran down to check I was ok when I was hit, so they were fine.
“I was going for six sixes off Brown, so I was very disappointed to get out when I did.”
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