Thursday 24 June 2010 

Double Centurion Rewrites The Record Books

Double Centurion Rewrites The Record Books
Double Centurion Rewrites The Record Books
 

Solihull School’s First XI cricket captain has rewritten the record books after scoring a double century in the school’s highest-ever run score.

Chris Williamson, 18, scored 263 as the school amassed 408 runs for the loss of only five wickets against Nottingham High School, who then went on to be bowled out for 401 just eight runs short of their winning target with three balls remaining.

The match aggregate of 809 runs is believed to be the highest ever recorded for a senior 50-over-a-side inter-school match in the history of English cricket.

Chris, who has played for the First XI for the past four seasons, hit a staggering 12 sixes and 29 fours to achieve the highest score by an individual at the independent co-educational school which is currently celebrating its 450th anniversary.

David Hemp, the former Glamorgan captain and Warwickshire batsman and now the school’s full-time cricket coach, said: “Chris thrilled the school with his outstanding batting in a record-breaking match that will be long remembered.”

Solihull School has won eight of its first 13 First XI cricket fixtures this year after launching its earliest-ever start to pre-season training last October.