Karl Carver believes the experience of being hit for six sixes in an over by Worcestershire’s Ross Whiteley the summer before last has made him into a better bowler.

The 22-year-old spinner is currently playing grade cricket in Australia and has just helped Melbourne side Dandenong become state T20 champions, an experience which has given him significant confidence.

Carver was on the receiving end of Whiteley’s incredible assault during a Vitality Blast clash at Emerald Headingley midway through 2018.

It was a game which Yorkshire still won, but the six sixes in the over was the highlight or, in Carver’s case, the lowlight.

Unfortunately, the Northallerton-born left-armer has not played a T20 Blast game for Yorkshire since, only featuring for them in October’s season-ending Abu Dhabi T20 competition in a clash with Hobart Hurricanes.

He bowled well in that game, taking 2-29 to help secure victory.

And now he is keen to show why the Whiteley incident has made him stronger.

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