1965, Most runs in boundaries in a Test innings
On This day during on July 9, 1965, England opening batsman John Edrich, set a new record by breaking the most runs in boundaries in a Test innings.
John Edrich 310 not out
John Edrich made 310 not out against New Zealand at Headingley. It was fifth highest Test score for England.
He became the first batsman to score 52 fours in a Test innings. For his 310 runs record, John hit 52 fours and 5 sixes; that’s 238 runs – or 77% of his innings.
He broke the previous record of Sir Donald Bradman 46 fours in a Test innings.
England scored 546 for 4 and New Zealand scored 193 and 166. England won by an innings and 187 runs.
John was considered one of the best batsmen of his generation. During the 1977 county cricket season, John scored his 100th first-class century, playing for Surrey against Derbyshire. In 1995 he was named as England’s batting coach