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Lambert, Bennett hail record feat

Published:Tuesday | March 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM
Gifford Anderson, the first man to claim six wickets in six balls in competitive cricket here in Jamaica. - Winston Sill/Freelance Photographer

Jermaine Lannaman, Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's head coach Junior Bennett, and captain Tamar Lambert, say Dennis Bulli's record-equalling bowling feat of six wickets in six balls for his club, Kensington, against Port-land in the second round of the Jamaica Cricket Association Senior Cup at Kensington Park last weekend, is an extraordinary achievement.

Bulli, who bowls left-arm wrist spin, and is a former national Under-19 representative, accomplished the landmark in the first innings with amazing figures of 7-14, as Kensington, who are seeking promotion to the top-tier Jamaica Super Cricket League, romped to an impressive 10-wicket win.

"It is something you don't really expect from bowlers. You have to give him a lot of credit for it," said Bennett.

"We all know that he is one of the emerging players in the country over the years, and to see him do something like that is really exceptional," Bennett added.

Lambert called it a 'great achievement'.

"It's a great achievement for a youngster like Bulli. He is a talented player," Lambert said.

"For the past couple of seasons, with the exception of this season, Bulli has come to trials and done fairly well.

"The hope now is that he will continue to work and the next chance he gets he will be able to impress the selectors more," added Lambert.