Monday, July 28th, 2014

Clarke Eighth Player To Score Double Hundred For Second Eleven

Clarke Eighth Player To Score Double Hundred For Second Eleven

Joe Clarke became the eighth Worcestershire batsman to score a double century for the Worcestershire Second Eleven during last week's Second Eleven Championship clash with MCC Young Cricketers at Kidderminster.

Clarke's superb innings of 222 was actually the highest score by a county player in the Second Eleven Championship, eclipsing the previous best of 221 by Kadeer Ali.

But the highest total in all cricket was Richard Oliver's 292 not out against Warwickshire in a four-day friendly at Barnt Green earlier this season.

It was an innings which led to his promotion to Worcestershire's LV County Championship side and Oliver has responded with three half centuries in six innings.

He replaced Matt Pardoe who also features amongst the list of Second Eleven double century makers.

The full list is:

292* Richard Oliver v Warwickshire, Barnt Green, 2014, friendly

265 Charles Bull v Warwickshire, Edgbaston, 1934 friendly

222 Joe Clarke v MCC YC, Kidderminster, 2014, Championship

221 Kadeer Ali v Somerset, Kidderminster, 2004, Championship

214 Ryan Driver v Essex, Ombersley, 1998, Championship

213 Matt Pardoe v MCC YC, Barnt Green, 2011, friendly

205* Martin Weston v Gloucestershire, New Road, 1984, Championship

200* Phil Weston v Hampshire, Kidderminster, 1994, Championship

*Thanks to Worcestershire analyst Phil Mellish for providing the statistical information.