• Route 66 for Maynard

    Posted on May 2nd, 2010

    Glamorgan’s Tom Maynard has set up a challenging target in the race for this season’s Walter Lawrence Trophy with a 66-ball hundred. The 21-year-old son of England and Glamorgan batsman, Matthew Maynard (who won the Trophy in 1993 with a 73-ball century), cracked 10 fours and 3 sixes during his century in the Clydesdale Bank 40 match against Lancashire at Old Trafford on May 2nd.

    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. Burns hit a scorching 230 not out, scored off 345 balls and including 23 fours and 4 sixes, in the MCC Universities Championship game against Oxford MCCU at The Parks on April 27.