Sensational Peterson hits 300 runs across two days
BATTING sensation Craig Peterson plundered 300 runs in two days, including centuries on both Saturday and Sunday, for Ley Hill CC.
Peterson started his mega haul by carrying his bat for 163 not out in Saturday’s 217-run Mid Bucks Premier demolition of Hawridge & Cholesbury, the highest innings in the whole league so far this season.
The Ley Hill skipper followed this by smashing Chesham 2nds for 137 in Sunday’s 17-run victory in the Chess Valley League, where he also showed the other side of his game by taking 3-14 in just under three overs.
Against Hawridge, Peterson won the toss before opening the batting with Ollie Runswick, and they put on 103 before Runswick was out for 55.
Richard Clarke (32) and Lewis Thompson (34) had good innings too, but it was Peterson who led the way as the Hill reached 317-4.
Neil Jones, with 2-34, was pick of the Hawridge bowlers.
Amir Akram (28) and Ben Drane (29) did their best for Hawridge, but they slumped to 56-5 before being bowled out for 100. Jack Thompson took 3-13 in 13 balls before retiring injured, leaving Suranga Daluwatta – playing against his old team – to mop up the tail with 3-1 in 11 balls.
Against Chesham, meanwhile, Peterson’s second century helped his side rack up 212, but with their opponents threatening to reach their winning target, Peterson’s threewicket haul helped dismiss them 17 runs short for 195. Peterson also found time to take three catches and was justifiably named man of the match.
The Hill’s lead at the top of the Mid Bucks Premier now stands at 46 points after the previous nearest challengers, Monks Risborough, lost to Holmer Green by six wickets.
Two tons: Craig Peterson