Lewis Balcombe the Preston hero with two centuries in two days
PUBLISHED: 08:49 08 August 2018 | UPDATED: 09:33 08 August 2018
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Preston Cricket Club’s Australian star Lewis Balcombe achieved the rare feat of twin centuries at the weekend – making 114 in SHCL Division Two A on Saturday before hitting 100 not out in the Beds League on Sunday.
Saturday’s ton was his third of the year and was part of a thoroughly commanding performance.
It saw them register a 137-run win over Bishops Stortford 2nds to stay top.
Preston racked up 292-6 in their 50 overs with James Stevens (31) and Jack Stevens (35) backing up Balcombe.
Stortford started well but soon fell away as Dave Fleckney (4-24) in particular caused havoc.
On Sunday Balcombe reached his hundred in the last over of the innings against Great Brickhill.
And a splendid bowling and fielding performance saw Preston emerge with a rare Sunday victory.
Iain Purton hit 137 not out as the Sunday seconds beat Knebworth Blues.
Fourteen-year-old Gabriel Ryan then chipped in with 4-13.