Cricket: Harlow’s Ben Yeats breaks club batting record

Cricket / Sun 4th Sep 2022 at 07:52am

HARLOW CC First XI opening batsman, Ben Yeats, made club history today in the win at Springfield, as in the course of making his sixth century of a run filled season he exceeded the all time batting record at the club for runs made in a single season.

In the course of his 101 run innings Yeats passed Nilesh Odedra’s total of 1152 set in 2000 and then Ahmed Khawaja’s 1170 runs established in 2010.

Yeats ended with a new club record total of 1225 runs made at an average of 87.50 that included four fifties and six centuries. 

Yeats, pictured with his trusty Mullet bats, already held the record for runs in a season made by a home grown player from the 2021 season but far exceeded the 840 runs in that campaign this term.

Ben only has a short period to rest before he focuses on spending the winter in Australia playing for Northern Power in First Grade cricket. Ben would be the first to give credit to Harlow CC for his development since he joined the club at the age of 7 years old and to his opening partner Chris Whitworth, with whom he forged a terrific understanding leading to multiple hundred plus partnerships during the course of the season.

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1 Comment for Cricket: Harlow’s Ben Yeats breaks club batting record:

Chris Martin
2022-09-04 12:29:25

Well done Ben! Where's he playing next season?

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