• 2012 – S B Styris

    Scott Styris, Sussex v Gloucestershire, Friends Life t20 quarter final, Wednesday 25th July 2012, Hove

    Scott Styris - 25/07/2012

    Scott Styris’ award-winning century was scored for Sussex against Gloucestershire at Hove off 37 balls. Styris smashed no fewer than 9 sixes and 5 fours in his unbeaten hundred in the Friends Life t20 quarter-final, making it the fastest ever century – from balls faced and non-contrived bowling – in the history of the competition. Tom Moody’s 36-ball hundred, for Warwickshire against Glamorgan at Swansea in 1990, was achieved before the rule discounting ‘joke bowling’ was introduced.

    On receiving the Trophy the veteran all-rounder, who has represented New Zealand in 29 Tests, 188 One-Day Internationals and 31 T20 Internationals, said: ‘I am absolutely delighted to have won the Walter Lawrence Trophy this year. I was told by the Sussex boys that it is something that players cherish and everybody tries to win each season. A 37-ball century was far beyond anything I expected. I have had a look at some of the other guys who have won it, players like Ian Botham and Viv Richards and, from a New Zealand perspective, Chris Cairns and Ken Rutherford, who are all good strikers of the ball, so I am very pleased to have my name on the Trophy’.

    Scott Styris’ career statistics

    Sussex v Gloucestershire scorecard

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