Fifty Not Out: The Six Sixes Revisited – Grahame Lloyd

  • Brendon Books
  • November 18
  • 18:30 - 20:00
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When Garry Sobers hit Malcolm Nash for an historic 36 runs off six deliveries at Swansea in 1968, cricket’s Everest was finally conquered.

In 2006, the ball supposedly used in the over fetched a record £26,400 at Christie’s – but was it the right one? When it was put up for sale again in 2012, the plot thickened…

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sobers’ achievement, Grahame Lloyd, author of Howzat? The Six Sixes Ball Mystery, recalls both the famous feat and the bizarre fate of the sold ball.

Featuring DVD, poetry and song, this hour-long talk examines an iconic moment, a disturbing tale of fake news and a whodunnit? – but with a ball instead of a body.

“A fantastic event and an excellent speaker. We’d heartily recommend.”

Swindon Festival of Literature

“Frank, astonishing and delivered in a very easy and enthusiastic style. The little pieces of music and singing that accompany this talk are also delightful. We had a really good evening.” Ilminster Literary Festival

“Full of intrigue and controversy. The mix of video, poetry and music makes an interesting and entertaining presentation – with plenty of audience participation. Our audience was engaged throughout.” Crossing the Tees Book Festival

“A very entertaining evening and an amazing story. The audience loved it…a fun event and extremely well researched.”

Lowdham Book Festival

“Hugely entertaining and riveting stuff.”

Frome Festival


Grahame Lloyd has been a freelance broadcaster and journalist for more than 36 years. He has written eight books, produced several radio and TV documentaries and performed two one-man shows about football and cricket. He is also a published short story writer and poet and a football commentator.