SOME people go through their entire cricketing career without ever finding out what it feels like to make a century, with many also being unaware of the fun that even a half century can bring.
When, or if, they do come around, they are moments to be treasured for a lifetime and they are hard enough to come by for any individual, but a pair of good mates has been able to produce one special day for their memory banks, by combining to make over 300 runs between them on the same day, over two different matches and in over 40 degree heat spending most of that time as batting partners.
Fourteen-year-old Daniel Kerber and 13-year-old Lachie Field began last Saturday by both reaching 50 and mandatory retirement while playing for Southern Pumas’ Under 14 team against College, before strapping on the pads again during the afternoon for Grampians in D grade.
After helping their teammates bowl St Andrew’s out for 105, the young guns went out to open the batting and efficiently and stylishly made 217 runs together, smashing the club’s D grade opening partnership record in the process, with both players making their first hundreds in the process.
Full story in The Spectator on Saturday, February 8, 2014.