Big hitting Lewis smashes Hurley CC record books
Hurley Sunday XI 2nds beat Sonning 2nds by 82 runs at the weekend in a game which featured a record breaking knock from 16-year-old George Lewis.
Lewis, one of the club’s most exciting colts, struck 130 from just 63 balls to power his side to victory.
Having won the toss and chosen to bat, Hurley got off to a rapid start with Lewis hitting seven of his first eight ball to the boundary.
Along with veteran Pat Hinnell, he put on an opening stand of 86 before Hinnell was trapped LBW. Skipper Hooper then joined Lewis and scored 21 of a partnership of 93 which was once again dominated by the youngster.
In reaching his maiden ton off just 52 balls Lewis broke several club records, including the youngest player to score 100 and also recording the fastest ever century by a Hurley batsman.
He eventually fell for 130, and his dismissal saw his side fall from 179-1 to 193-7. Rob Smith (20no) and Rob Simon (13no) helped steer Hurley to a more than respectable score of 236-8 declared.
Sonning were then dismissed for 154 as Hurley wrapped up the win.