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Finlay Bean records historic quadruple century (400 runs) in a Second XI Championship game

The 20-year-old English cricketer Finlay Bean recently stunned the cricket world with his incredible record-breaking quadruple century in a Second XI Championship game.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 03.07.2022
Finlay Bean records historic quadruple century 400 runs in a Second XI Championship game

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The 20-year-old English cricketer Finlay Bean recently stunned the cricket world with his incredible record-breaking quadruple century in a Second XI Championship game.

Finlay Bean was serving for Yorkshire Second XI in a four-day away game against the hosts Nottinghamshire Second XI. That match ran between 27th June and 30th June 2022 at Notts Sports Club (Lady Bay), Nottingham, where the left-handed opening batter scored 441 runs off 518 balls with the help of 52 fours and three sixes.

Nottinghamshire Second XI batted first and scored 534 runs in the first innings with the help of one century and five more half-centuries.


Finlay Bean destroyed the opposition bowlers

In reply, Yorkshire Second XI had two more centuries (James Wharton (c) 126 & Harry Duke (wk) 108), but Finlay Bean shadowed everything with his unstoppable powerful batting. Bean had four century-partnerships during his mammoth quadruple century, including two double-century partnerships with the other centurions (287 runs partnership with the captain Wharton for the 1st wicket; 240 runs partnership with the wicketkeeper-batter Duke for the 4th wicket).

The left-handed opening batter Bean not only became the first batter to score 350 runs in the Second XI Championship history but also became the first to score 400 runs in this competition history.

On the fourth or final day of that game, Bean completed his 400 runs in 495 balls. The left-handed opening batter continued his batting till 712 minutes of that innings before Calvin Harrison bowled him for 441 runs off 518 balls.

The hosts utilized 11 bowlers in that innings, where Yorkshire Second XI managed to score the mammoth total of 814/7 before their declaration. The visitors had the 280 runs lead at the end of their first innings battle.

The 814/7 was also Yorkshire Second XI’s record total as their previous record was 602/8 against Gloucestershire Second XI at Bristol in 2021.

In their second innings, Nottinghamshire Second XI scored 269/5 before that game ended in a draw. The hosts had one century and one nervous ninety in that innings.

Marcus Trescothick was the previous record holder with an astonishing and heroic knock

Before Finlay Bean’s quadruple century, former English cricketer Marcus Trescothick was holding the record for most runs in Second XI Championship cricket.

In 1997, at the age of 21-year-old, the left-handed batter Trescothick scored 322 runs off 417 balls for Somerset Second XI against Warwickshire Second XI at Taunton. It was a great thrilling match as the no.3 batter Trescothick’s brilliant batting almost helped the Somerset side chase down the massive fourth innings target of 612 runs as they were all out for 605 runs.  

Know more about Finlay Bean

In 2019, Finlay Bean played seven matches for England U19 as a wicketkeeper-batter. He was a regular part of a 2019 Youth ODI tri-series involving India U19, Bangladesh U19 and the hosts England U19. The youngster scored 90 runs in five innings in that competition as he batted in the lower order (7th/8th positions).

Bean has grown up in the Yorkshire cricket club. However, currently, he hasn’t any contract with the club.   


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