Thursday, May 4th, 2017

County Keeper-Batsman Milton Hits Three Tons In Ten Days

County Keeper-Batsman Milton Hits Three Tons In Ten Days

Worcestershire keeper-batsman Alex Milton has enjoyed a purple patch of form playing in Wales after hitting three centuries in the space of 10 days!

MIlton, who plays regularly for the County Seconds when university commitments permit, reached three figures on two occasions for Cardiff MCCU and a third time for Cardiff Cricket Club.

His hundreds for Cardiff MCCU were particularly meritorious as they were achieved against two of the strongest university sides in Loughborough MCCU and Leeds-Bradford MCCU.

Milton, who is 21 later this month, hit 102 against home side Loughborough MCCU in a British Universities Premier League fixture.

He struck one six and 10 fours in his 116 ball knock in the 50 over game but his efforts were in vain as Loughborough chased down a 250 target and won by five wickets.

Redhill-born Milton then reached a second century versus Leeds-Bradford MCCU in a two day game at Usk CC.

He finished unbeaten on 108 from 173 balls with 13 boundaries in the drawn encounter.

Milton's third hundred came for his club side, Cardiff CC, and it helped them to a 69 run win over Ynysygerwn CC in a South Wales Premier Cricket League fixture.

He went in first and made 115 off 139 balls with 15 fours as Cardiff achieved a 69 run success after posting an impressive 301-7 in 50 overs.

Milton also took three catches and brought about a run out.

Worcestershire Academy coach Elliot Wilson paid tribute to Milton's efforts and said: "To score three hundreds so close together is a great effort.

"The two for Cardiff MCCU were against two of the strongest universities. It showed why we regard him so highly at Worcestershire."

Milton will return to action with Worcestershire in the middle of May after finishing his university examinations.

He gave an early season indication of his potential when scoring 66 off 68 balls for the first team versus Somerset at Taunton Vale when taking advantage of the absence of Ben Cox and Joe Clarke who were on MCC duty in the UAE.