Opening batsman Henry Hunt has turned his maiden century in the Toyota Futures League into a double hundred batting for ACT/NSW Country against Western Australia at Chisholm Oval in the nation’s capital on Monday.
The 21-year-old opener made 208 from 261 balls for ACT/NSW Country on day one of the Futures League fixture in Canberra. The hosts finished 8/383 at stumps with fast bowler Nathan McAndrew (29 not out) and Ben Taylor (8 not out) unbeaten at the crease.
Australian and New South Wales’ Blues’ fast bowling duo Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins continue their return to cricket from injury in the match.
Both Cummins (31) and Hazlewood (4) spent time in the middle on a day one that ACT/NSW Country controlled from the outset.
Like fellow Cowra opening batsman, Blues left-hander Daniel Hughes, Hunt showed on Monday that he liked to keep the scoreboard ticking over. The promising opener struck two sixes and 23 fours in his innings.
Hunt, who plays for Eastern Suburbs in McDonald’s NSW Premier Cricket, scored more than half the runs posted by ACT/NSW Country on the first day at Chisholm Oval. The next best score for the home side was fellow opener Matt Gilkes (43). The pair shared an opening stand of 109 to lay the platform for a substantial score.
The wickets were shared amongst the West Australian attack. Aaron Hardie (2-47) was the only bowler to take multiple scalps for the visitors.
Full scorecard here: https://bit.ly/2Anm8xN.