Cricketer smashes record score

Bicton Attadale Cricket Club batsmen Aiden Anthony.
Bicton Attadale Cricket Club batsmen Aiden Anthony.

AFTER a duck in the first game of the season, Aiden Anthony has certainly turned things around.

Records tumbled as the Bicton Attadale Cricket Club batsman smacked an impressive 240 on Saturday in his side’s South Metropolitan Cricket Association second grade game against Jandakot Park.

His knock is the highest in the club’s history and the fourth highest individual score in SMCA history.

It comes after he smacked 99 in his 100th game for Bicton Attadale the weekend prior.

He said his game plan was to settle in and then look to score rapidly.

“I scored 99 the week before, so I was happy to get 100 and then I upped the run rate,” he said.

“It was a good job from my teammates to hold up the end and to score 393; not too many teams can chase that down.

“I’ve been playing with more patience; back in the day I used to play more across my legs but now I’m playing more straight.

“I’m playing with more maturity and letting the bowlers come to me.”

The score came at a rapid rate, with Anthony facing just 134 balls.

His score included 28 fours and 13 sixes.

Bicton Attadale was bowled out for 393, with Anthony the last man to fall.