It's back to June 2012 and an Ulster Shield match at Sion Mills when Dundrum's overseas player/coach Raviraj Patil hit 6 sixes in an over in a competitive fixture.

The Indian had already signalled his intent with a thoroughly agressive start to his innings but then seemed to take a particular shine to the hosts' Andy Lucas.

The young Sion man seemed a little perplexed at the sight of the ball continually disappearing over the fence and delivered three in the over that the batsman couldn't reach but when he put it back between the white lines, Patil kept cracking it for 6.

There was almost an air of inevitabilty about the last one but Patil was obviously thrilled with his feat and rightly so.

To be fair, Lucas was the first to shake his hand at the interval after the Dundrum man was eventually dismissed for a 79- ball167 that contained 18 sixes and 9 fours.

Patil becomes the third player in recent memory to achieve the feat, Vic Craig managing to do it as a sprightly 59-year old playing for Burndennett against Kildoag in 1976 (Herbie Kennedy the bowler) while Hendy Wallace famously hit Decker Curry for seven sixes in an over (the no-ball went for 6 as well) at a Ballykelly Midweek Cup game at Drummond's front pitch.

In more recent times Donemana's Levi Dougherty also achieved the feat and it nearly became a family affair as older brother Ricky-Lee smashed five in an over.

Others include Glendermott's Roy Silva, and Waringstown's Ruhan Pretorius against Clontarf in an Irish Senior Cup tie.