Cricket: Gosnells’ English import Ben Green hits first century for club

Gosnells' Ben Green. Picture: Somerset Cricket Club
Gosnells' Ben Green. Picture: Somerset Cricket Club

GOSNELLS Cricket Club batsman Ben Green has admitted he was relieved to score his first century in Australia.

The 20-year-old Somerset product made 142 during his side’s recent Premier Cricket victory over Midland-Guildford.

The performance moved Green to fifth for runs-scored in the league, with 417 for the season, and he said he was glad to make his first ton for the club.

“I’ve been making a lot of 30s – getting in a lot but not going on with it – so it was nice for the century to happen,” Green told the WACA.

“It was my first century here in Australia and, as an overseas player, you feel like you have to score loads of runs, so I was quite happy with the end result.”

Green said he had worked hard on the mental side of his game since his move to Australia.

“I’ve been really looking to develop my game in Australia and I think during the match it was my ability to concentrate on every single ball,” he said.

“I’ve become a lot tougher mentally and become a bit more patient, which is something I’ve worked hard on since coming over here.”

Green said Gosnells was still hopeful of a finals appearance, despite a shaky start to the season.

“We’ve been a bit up and down like most clubs this season,” he said

“We have a really talented group of young players, so if we click at the right time, we should get to the finals, hopefully.”

Gosnells’ next game is away to Rockingham-Mandurah on Saturday at Lark Hill.