• Moore to the Point

    Posted on April 29th, 2010

    Lancashire batsman Stephen Moore’s 85-ball hundred has put him in poll position in the hunt for this season’s Walter Lawrence Trophy. The 30-year-old’s century included 11 fours and 3 sixes in the Clydesdale Bank 40 match against Surrey at Whitgift School, Croydon on April 25.

    Moore, who was born and educated in South Africa, joined Lancashire this season after spending six years at Worcestershire.

    Now enjoying its 76th year, the Trophy, awarded for the fastest hundred of the season, is open to all domestic county competitions, including the Clydesdale Bank 40 and Friends Provident T20 limited-over games, as well as One-Day Internationals and Twenty20 Internationals, all eligible alongside those scored in the County Championship and Test Matches in England.

    The leader for this season’s award for the highest innings by a batsman from the six MCC Universities, scored against one of the other five MCCUs or against one of the first-class counties, is Rory Burns of Cardiff MCCU. The 20-year-old left-handed opener and wicket-keeper hit an unbeaten 230 against Oxford MCCU in the MCC Universities Championship match at The Parks on April 27.