CRICKET: Double ton joy for Kellaway

Dorset Echo: AT THE DOUBLE: Neil Kellaway AT THE DOUBLE: Neil Kellaway

DOUBLE 100s are a rare feat in club cricket, but Cerne Valley run-getter Neil Kellaway was up to the task as he recorded a blistering 210 not out against Wimborne & Colehill in a staggering 331 mauling.

Kellaway strolled to the middle early on in the piece with the score on 22-1 and batted the rest of the innings to see his side to a mammoth 418-6 off their 45 overs.

“When I went in I felt relatively good from the week before and it went well from there,” he told Echosport.

“We have been bowling first quite a bit so it’s been difficult to score a lot of runs but I managed to score an 89 at Portland and another couple of 50s but, other than that, I haven’t really batted for that long.

“I could see the others going over to the scorebook to check what I was on so I knew when I was close to my 50s and 100s.” Kellaway’s haul vastly eclipsed his previous best in league cricket, but it could have been even more as he spent the majority of the last six overs at the non-striker’s end, while his team-mates hit out.

He added: “My last biggest score was 140 I think, I have never got to a double 100 before so to get there was quite nice.

“I wanted to get to 150 before I started teeing off, but in the last six overs I just watched our number five and six hit a quick 30 and 40 from the other end.

“I was very pleased to score a double 100, but it is going to be a lot of pressure to go into next week and score some runs again.”

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