Cricket fan walks away with £2,500 after sensational catch

He caught the ball off a hit from his partner's brother

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Looks like Manchester United might not even need Victor Valdes to potentially replace David de Gea next season - the best catcher seems to be down in New Zealand.

During a Georgie Pie Super Smash tournament match between the Otago Volts and Wellington Firebirds, cricket spectator Andrew McCulloch ran down a hill as a ball hit by the Volts’ Michael Bracewell went over the boundary for six.

Knowing there was a competition in place for $5,000 (roughly £2,447) for anyone who caught a boundary ball, McCulloch can be seen sliding onto the ground at the last moment to grab the ball with his outstretched right arm. He punches the air in delight before being congratulated by another would-be catcher.

He then returns to his partner, the sister of the batsman Bracewell. Despite his stunning feat, McCulloch appeared slightly embarrassed.

The commentator for NZAUTV Cricket says, "Don't be embarrassed man, you're a hero".

In an interview after the match McCulloch said he would use the money to pay off his credit card bills.

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