BOURNEMOUTH-based cricketer Brad Currie went viral on Friday night with his outstanding catch in Sussex’s T20 Blast victory over Hampshire.

The nation’s cricketing attention may currently be on the Ashes, but even England captain Ben Stokes took to social media to share his thoughts on Currie’s full-stretch catch to deny Benny Howell what seemed to be a straight-forward six.

Stokes described the moment as “filthy”, whilst others proclaimed the play the “best catch in history.”

Discussing the moment afterwards with BBC Radio Sussex, former Poole Grammar School student Currie shared: “I don't know, I just saw it and you just sort of act on instinct.

“It was obviously to my left side and going down the slope at Hove, so I think I had all these sort of attributes in my favour.

“I think when it's like that, you just sort of, I don't know, you throw all your chance out and just go, ‘I'm just going to give this my best effort.’

“And then you see it, you try and judge it, and then I guess out came a flying version of me and, yeah, it just sort of stuck.”

Asked if he was surprised by the catch, he continued: “I mean, I think probably everyone was. I think that's just one of those that sticks, isn't it? And you thank your lucky stars.”

The remarkable catch followed a history-making appearance for Bashley (Rydal) last weekend, where Currie took nine wickets against Lymington, producing the second-best haul in ECB Southern Premier League history.

But Currie admitted his T20 debut for Sussex more than topped his exploits for Bash.

“I think it was something like 12 wickets in about 12 overs.

“That was a memorable day, but I think that might just top it.”

Despite his catch grabbing headlines, Currie enjoyed a solid stint bowling, taking three wickets in four overs – including sending Hampshire captain James Vince back to the Pavilion.

Currie explained: “It was probably the first thing we said in the analysis meeting earlier, but I think they showed there they're very capable at batting right down to 10 and 11.

“But yeah, to get Vince in the power play was definitely a dream.

“I think I'd have taken that at the start of the day.”

Back in March 24-year-old Currie signed a contract extension with Sussex, after impressing since he came on in a short-term deal last season.

It is not the first time he has impressed on a debut, his six-wicket haul at Lords helping Sussex to a draw with Middlesex in his first LV= County Championship game.