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24th August 2012
Hull Cricket Club
Hull.CC Opener Peter Shally smashed an unbeaten 201 at the weekend to win the LCA Batsman of the Week Award.
The wicketkeeper hit the runs in the clubs comprehensive 153-run victory over Castleford.CC in the Yorkshire County Premier League.
The score is believed to make Shally the first player in the club's history to score a double hundred.
Shally took just 171 balls to reach the double ton hitting 26 fours and 7 sixes in the process.
Excellently supported by Tom Dimaline who hit 100 not out, Hull posted an imposing 332 for 2 in their 55 overs.
The pair put on 260 for the third wicket to leave Castleford an uphill struggle to win the match.
5-89 from Ben Watkin and 5-52 from David Barrick helped Hull dismiss the visitors for 179 and seal the victory.
Hull.CC secretary Dave Wilson feel it was a great all-round performance by Shally: “Pete’s a naturally aggressive player, but most of the runs that came in his innings came from proper cricket shots and it was a really fluent performance.”
The victory leaves Hull in a respectable 9th place in the league, and Wilson is sure the team are content with their current league position: “We had a poor start the season but we’ve brought it back well and we are in great form at the moment. There are some big clubs in our league so we knew it would be difficult to get any further than mid-table come the end of the year.”
Hull continue their league campaign with a tough away trip to title challengers York.CC this Saturday (25th August).