He's known for his pace bowling but the first time I saw Adrian Gordon play, I was impressed by his batting. His style reminded me of the great West Indian batsmen Roy Fredericks and Gordon Greenidge.
Yesterday at the American College Cricket Spring Break Championship, Gordon let loose and smashed a century, 145* of just 53 balls ! He scored 11 fours and 8 sixes in an onslaught that was unbelievable.
The pitch at the Central Broward Regional Park sidefield was fast but Gordon rocketed the balls away faster ! All the while he was playing with a hurt big toe,incurred whilst bowling with new shoes. NYU-Poly scored 231 runs off their 20 overs, in response New Jersey Institute of Technology fought to 163 all in 19.1 overs, Krupesh Patel made 65.
OTHER CENTURIES :
Canada Under 19 player Rustam Bhatti scored 102* vs College of Wooster whilst the University of Florida Gators' Ricky Nayyar smacked 106* vs Ohio State University.
Some other results:
FIU vs. UMBC - FIU (142 all out off 19.5) won by 6 runs. UMBC made 136/8 off 20 overs
BU vs. Texas Tech - Texas Tech (124/3 12.4 overs) won by 3 wickets over BU (120/9 off 20 overs)8.Ohio State U (OSU) vs SCSU (St. Cloud State University)-OSU batting first scored 114 all out. OUS won by one run.
USC vs UMN - UMN (43/10 in 14.5 overs Rishabh Nauda 5 for 3 (hattrick) ) were defeated by USC (44/3 in 6 overs) by 7 wickets
UIowa vs Thunderbird - Thunderbird (112/6 off 20 overs) beat U Iowa (53/10 off 15 overs)
Texas Tech vs UPenn - UPenn (105/2 18.4 overs) beat Texas Tech (104/10 in 18.5 overs) by 8 wickets
Montgomery vs Rutgers - Montgomery (139/4 off 16.5) beat Rutgers (136/3 off 20 overs, Nalin Chopra 78*) by 6 wickets
York U vs C of Wooster - York (253/2 off 20 overs, Rustam Bhatti 102*, Khushroo Wadia
NCSI vs FIU
FIU batted first and scored 92 for 9. NCSU won by 8 wickets. Top score N. Talballikas 64.
CSU vs NY Poly
NY Ploy batted first scored 147 for 6. Top score Adian Gordon 52. CSU all out for 54. NY Poly won by 43 runs
UH vs McGill-UH batted first and scored 125 for 5. McGill all out for 82. UH wonby 43 runs.
TAM vs NJIT -Tam 171 for 9. Top score Ockert 85. NJIT 116 for 9. Texas A & M won by 55.
GWU vs SCSU - GWU batted first 108 for 3. SCSU all out for 104.GWU won by 5 runs.