A sixth-grade cricketer has set the social media on frenzy after taking an unbelievable catch at slips during a semi-final in Brisbane. Derek Heilbronn, the Valley District Cricket Club hero, dismissed Darcy Lewis with his catch, thus creating one of those rare moments in cricket history. Read more - David Warner dons Rashid Khan's body; shares the video from IPL 2020
Darcy Lewis, the dismissed batsman, had scored a patient 15 off 101 balls, before he was sent packing by one of the most outrageous catches at slips.
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Leg-spinner Joshua Durkin dished up a half-volley during the semi-final and Lewis looked to slap it through point on the backfoot. However, all he managed was a thick edge which flew to the left of first slip, where Derek Heilbronn was standing.
Reaching wide, diving to his left and bending low, Heilbronn grabbed the near-impossible one-handed stunner, thus proving his sharp reflexes.
Slip fielders will appreciate this piece of work!
Valley District Cricket Club's Derek Heilbronn took an absolute beauty in the arm chair! ???? pic.twitter.com/3pGHcLlhcx
— MyCricket (@MyCricketAus) March 17, 2021
The video was shared by MyCricketAus on Twitter, which is also the home of club cricket in Australia. On Twitter itself, the video has got over 1,000 views.
The clip has attracted above 72,000 views on Facebook in less than 14 hours and brought back the memories of Mark Waugh's stunning grab to dismiss Pakistan great Inzamam-ul-Haq at Bellerive Oval in 1999.
Coincidentally the bowler then was also a leg-spinner, the Great Shane Warne. Here's the famous catch of Mark Waugh: