After an amazing month for batting performances across the UK including individual and team performances the Cricket World Gunn & Moore Batting Award for June 2014 has been won by Gorran CC who scored an unbelievable 531 for six.
Rhys Daniel (54) and Tom Cross put on 137 for the first wicket. Cross was then joined by Robin Kendall and the pair added 292 for the second wicket before Cross was bowled for 235. He hit 14 sixes and 21 fours. Kendall went on to hit 12 sixes and 13 fours in his 175 not out.
Special mention to Matthew Aubery (Bartestree and Lugwardine CC 2nd XI), who smashed 202 not out, Matt Hills (Thurrock CC), who passed 20,000 runs for the club, Harry Slack (Leigh on Sea CC) who put in a starring role during a match against Leigh's fierce rivals. Chasing 270, Leigh were 100 for four, when he came to bat and he finished the game with an over to spare at 273 for five scoring 74 not out guiding the team to victory! Top effort for a 16 year old!
Jonny White (Wakerley and Barrowdden CC) hit 145 opening the batting in a top-of-the-table clash, chasing 249 to win in 45 overs. Out with the scores tied!
Andy Brenton (Luckett CC) followed up last year's record breaking 311 with a knock of 215, Alistair Slaughter (Old Actonians) made 160 off 86 balls, Simon Lambert (York CC) struck 209 not out, Wadebridge CC batsmen Phil Lill and Nick Yelland put on unbeaten partnership of 321 and J Blacklock (Eppleton CC) scored 125 not out and then went on to take five for 15!
Jamie Morgan (Market Deeping CC) scored 30 in one over. At Shenley Church End CC, a score of 325 for six declared was the highest team score in the club's 67-year history! Hornchurch Cricket Club scored an impressive 474 from their 50 overs after centuries from Roy Smith (109) and Chris Sains (172) and won by 302 runs against Westcliff CC.
The GM Cricket World Batting Awards 2014
CricketWorld.com and the world renowned cricket manufacturer Gunn & Moore have teamed up to provide a monthly award for the leading batting performance.
The winner each month will receive a Gunn and Moore Original LE bat of their choice (see GM™'s unique Bat Selector – link to GM site) and all winners will get an invitation to visit the famous Gunn & Moore factory in Nottingham after the season.
The winner will be chosen each month by the Editorial panel and their decision will be based on either an individual performance or a succession of individual performances or a team/club performance during that month.
The Editorial panel is aware that there are a number of ex-professional and current pro-cricketers in the Leagues and their decisions on the winners are weighted towards the 'non-professional' club cricketers' performances and their decisions are final.
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