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Which batters have scored over 400 in FC cricket?

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Sam Northeast of Glamorgan created history o Jully 22 with his innings in the County Championship Division Two. He smashed an undefrated 410 off 450 balls against Leicestershire in a match that would go on to break records for his county.

Leicestershire scored 584 in their first innings, but were no match for Glamorgan who declared on 785-5. This mammoth score came at the hands of a partnership between Northeast and wicketkeeper Chris Cooke, who persisted for an unbelievable 416 runs and broke Leicestershire’s spine, as well as their spirit. Cooke remained undefeated on 191 off 227 balls, with both batting at a strikerate of over 80.

After this record-breaking innings, we took a look at the elite list of batters who have managed to score 400 runs in a single-innings in first-class cricket.

11. Brian Lara

Player Brian Charles Lara
Runs 400*
Country West Indies
Balls 582
Team Worcestorshire
Opposite England
Match date 10-Apr-04

*as of 24 July, 2022

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