SENSATIONAL batting by Scott Harris enabled Hucknall to finish their debut season in the top flight of the Gunn And Moore South Notts League on a massive high.
Harris not only hammered his first century for the first team, he also did it in amazing style, cracking 103 not out off only 50 balls!
He didn’t even go in until number four — after openers Richard Cross and Aaron Lee (25, four fours) had shared 49 for the first wicket. But he blasted four sixes and 15 fours in a fantastic display of powerful, clean hitting.
Man-of-the-match Harris put on 134 for the third wicket with Cross, who went on to make 58 (ten fours) runs of his own, as Hucknall sailed past Southwell’s total inside 24 of the allotted overs!
Such was the ferocity of Harris’s onslaught that many believed it was the best innings ever seen on the New Gatehouse Ground.
It was certainly enough to clinch Hucknall third place in the Division A table and pump them full of confidence ahead of the Popkess Cup final against champions Plumtree.
Their bowlers didn’t look in bad nick either, most notably skipper Robin Maxwell, who took four for 27 from ten overs, and ever-maturing spinner Adam Scott (two for 56 in 16).
The duo were the chief reasons Southwell failed to build on a start that took them to 89 for one and 143 for two, engineered by opener and captain Tim Green, who made 94 (one six and 13 fours) until he was bowled by Scott.