Minimum effort in knock, Max reward
DASHING Tweed Coast product Max Bryant has turned on what his Gold Coast Dolphins coach Damian Wallis described as one of the best innings he has seen.
Bryant, 19, smacked a chanceless 134 (92 deliveries) as the Dolphins beat Redlands in a Brisbane Premier grade one-day match at Bill Pippen Oval on Saturday.
The Australian under-19 rep and contracted Queensland Bulls opener etched his name into the Dolphin s history books with his knock that included 14 fours and seven sixes – an amazing 98 runs hit from boundaries.
“For pure hitting and timing it was certainly up there with the best knock I’ve seen,” Wallis said.
“They were all quality shots, pure cricket shots.”
Bryant’s score was the third highest one-day score made by a Dolphins player, behind only club legends Andrew Symonds (168) and Andrew Robinson (146 not out).
The Dolphins finished on 7-361, the highest 50-over score for the club, eclipsing the 4-351 in season 1994-95.
A 147-run stand between Bryant and Michael Neser (94) was a club one-day record for the third wicket and the 113 stand between Neser and Max Houlahan (67) was a record for the fourth wicket.
Redlands were out for 227 from 40 overs with Matt Kuhnemann taking 4-61.
Unfortunately the runs dried up for the Dolphins in another one-dayer away to Northern Suburbs at Ian Healy Oval in Brisbane.
Batting first the Dolphins made 207 from 47 overs thanks to tailenders Kuhnemann (49) and Xavier Bartlett (42) after being 7-102.
Bryant hit 22 off as many deliveries. In reply, Norths tallied 2-208 to leave the Dolphins with a 2-2 season start.
Dolphins star Michael Neser steams in after the earlier battering delivered by Max Bryant (inset).