Sunday, May 8th, 2016

Brett Delighted To Chalk Up Second Ton In Five Days

Brett Delighted To Chalk Up Second Ton In Five Days

Opener Brett D'Oliveira was delighted to chalk up his second Specsavers County Championship century in five days against Glamorgan at the Swalec Stadium today.

D'Oliveira followed up his 128 against Essex with a splendid 152 not out after batting all day against the Welsh county as Worcestershire reached 343-2 from 96 overs.

Here he gives his thoughts to BBC Hereford-Worcester's Dave Bradley at the close of play after sharing in an unbroken stand of 209 with Joe Clarke (105 not out).

D'Oliveira, who also scored 122 in the first class game against Oxford MCCU in The Parks, said: "I don't know about it (scoring hundreds) becoming a habit. It's only two in two but it's something to work with and something to build on.

"You had to work hard particularly in the first session. I thought they bowled well with the new ball and the pitch assisted them as well.

"You've got to be patient and play nice and straight and nice and late. The key for me was trying to leave as many balls as I could, get myself in and get the pace of the wicket and fortunately it paid off.

"It was a matter of digging in and getting on with it. I managed to do that and I was happy Clarkey was there as well to get a hundred as well and the support from Moeen (Ali) was brilliant as well.

"Obviously that hundred last week has given me bags of confidence but it was still only one hundred and I've only scored another one today. I've still got to keep going and it's important to get something out of this game for the team more than anything.

"The forecast is not very good tomorrow but we've got to get on with it. There is nothing we can do about the weather. We've just got to do our own thing, score the runs and take the wickets."

D'Oliveira added: "Joe (Clarke) is a brilliant player who is easy to watch and easy to bat with. He scores the runs without even trying. It makes my job a lot easier. I've just got to try and stay there with him.

"We've played a bit of second team cricket together but not as much as you might because he has been away with England. He is looking good at the minute,

"The plan is to get those maximum batting points and then get them in as quickly as we can and try and bowl them out."