Bennett plunders smashing century

PUBLISHED: 18:48 02 June 2008 | UPDATED: 21:06 26 October 2009

Datchworth 239-7 Bramfield 57-10 CAPTAIN Tom Bennett led from the front as Datchworth hammered Bramfield by 182 runs on Sunday. All individual performances during Datchworth s one-sided North Herts League Division Two game were overshadowed by captain Be

Datchworth 239-7 Bramfield 57-10

CAPTAIN Tom Bennett led from the front as Datchworth hammered Bramfield by 182 runs on Sunday.

All individual performances during Datchworth's one-sided North Herts League Division Two game were overshadowed by captain Bennett's maiden century.

The 18-year-old, batting at number three, took just 66 deliveries to reach the coveted landmark as Datchworth piled on 239-7 off their 40 overs.

Openers Stuart Warrington (48) and Lewis Tyler (30) looked comfortable and were scoring rapidly before the latter was bowled by Davis.

Bennett joined Warrington at the wicket and received two chest-height full tosses to get him off the mark with well struck boundaries.

Once Warrington was bowled, Datchworth lost two quick wickets as Rob Campbell-Davies and Sam Brunton fell cheaply.

However, Jamie Sinclair (18) batted with Bennett as the score reached 182. Fifteen-year-old Michael Difford stuck around as the Datchworth skipper plundered boundaries off some average Bramfield bowling.

By the time Bennett was joined by Alex Akers, he required four runs to reach a deserved ton on a very spongy wicket.

His second 50 was reached in just 25 balls, and his innings in total included seven fours and five sixes.

After bringing up his century with a six over long on, Bennett was caught in the deep the very next ball for 105. Davis finished with 3-48.

Bramfield never looked like reaching any sort of total in reply.

Wickets fell at regular intervals throughout their innings and they struggled to 57 all out.

Steve Bottomley took early wickets and finished with 3-9.

Jamie Sinclair and Will Nash then dealt with the tail with figures of 3-9 and 3-18 respectively.

Again, Davis was the only Bramfield player to get going, finishing 17 not out.

But that wasn't enough to deny Datchworth an emphatic victory.

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