Double Ton for Gordonians’ McMullen - 11/08/14

Mitch McMullan 200 ARROWDAWN GORDONIANS’ Mitch McMullen struck his maiden century this weekend – and converted it to a double.

The Australian Overseas Amateur batted through the innings, bringing up his double century (201*) from the final ball of the 50 overs.

His innings, scored from 130 balls contained 20 fours and 1 six as Arrowdawn Gordonians racked up 333-4.

In reply, Strathmore could only manage 62 to leave them firmly rooted at the bottom of the table and almost certain to be relegated.

The win leaves Arrowdawn Gordonians in third place on the Clubsport Strathmore and Perthshire Cricket League (N-E Championship) behind front-runners Meigle and narrowly behind second-placed Perth Doo’cot.

It was a special day for McMullen (20), who carried his bat to score his first century in all cricket. His previous best, over 116 matches for Goulburn Murray Cricket club Echucha South was 79.

McMullan had entered the day with 146 runs at 20.86 for Arrowdawn Gordonians, alongside 16 wickets at 11.56 with his leg-spin. His undefeated 201 has subsequently boosted his league average to neigh on fifty (49.57) and he’s hoping this innings will set the tone for the rest of the season.

Speaking with McMullen after his innings, the 20-year-old Victorian stated “….when you're having a good day with the bat you just have to make the most of it and hope to push on for the rest of the season and play a role in the next few games to try and win them and hopefully the league”.

Arrowdawn Gordonians' President Andy Lowden added "Our club historian, Alan Adie, confirms this rewrites our record books as it's the first double hundred ever scored by any Gordonian player in our 90 year history. Along with Mitch's team mates, I couldn't be happier as he is a genuine team player that approaches each game with a positive attitude."   

 

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