A career best 155 for Thewlis

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ASHINGTON Cricket Club’s second XI skipper Martin Thewlis hit a career best 155 on Saturday.

Thewlis smashed 14 boundaries and four sixes in his magnificent unbeaten knock as he led his side to 250-1 in a match against Lintz reduced to 40 overs per side following heavy overnight rain.

He dominated a century opening partnership with Adam Nichol (25) then another substantial stand with Matty Storey (51 not out).

In reply, Nichol featured with glowing figures of 5-15 as the visitors were shot out for a paltry 71.

However, a beaming Thewlis said afterwards: “Naturally I’m delighted but it was strange as I honestly did not know I had reached 150 until I heard the applause from the spectators.

“We did not have our strongest batting side available to us and as I chose to open the batting, my concentration levels were so intense and I was so focused on wanting Matty Storey to reach his half century that reaching the milestone of 150 was the furthest thing on my mind.”

The maximum points victory over the Durham-based outfit saw Ashington seconds maintain their position as league leaders.