Luke Robinson takes six wickets in an over

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Luke Robinson

A 13-year-old schoolboy cricketer in England has taken six wickets in six balls, all of them clean bowled.

Philadelphia Cricket Club Under-13 player Luke Robinson achieved the feat in a cup game at Langley Park, near Durham City.

His family was all on hand to witness his remarkable achievement, with father Stephen Robinson having the best view of all – he was umpiring at the bowler’s end at the time.

Meanwhile, mother Helen was the first person to record her son’s feat as she was scoring the match, while Luke’s younger brother Matthew was fielding and grandfather Glenn was watching from the boundary.

“It was surreal,” said Stephen, who plays for the senior side. “I have been playing for 30 years and have taken hat-tricks but never anything like this. Time stood still and I thought, ‘is this really happening?'”

Officials at the club are now checking records to see if the feat has ever been achieved in its 149-year existence.