King opens Victorian Prem season with century - 05/10/14

David King VICTORIAN’S batsman could learn a lot from spending time in the middle from Ringwood’s David King.

 

On the day Victoria were bowled out for 111 in the Matador BBQs One-Day Cup opening match against Queensland, the left-handed opener notched up an undefeated ton on his own for the Rams.

King carried his bat for his 100 not out, as the Ram’s notched up 211-8 in their 50 overs. In reply, St Kilda fell 10-runs shy of victory with King taking two crucial top-order wickets to finish with figures of 2-35 (8) with his medium pace.

The Ram’s star was the only batsman in the Victorian Premier Cricket opener to score a century – his eleventh in first-grade and fifth ton in his last nine first-grade innings, following a breath-taking 2013/14 season.

King scored a remarkable 434 runs in the six rounds leading up to last year’s grand final, posting scores of 102, 106, 7, 1, 110 and 108. He then struck scores of 56 and 3 in the season-decider, finishing the summer with 799 runs at an average of 36.32 with four centuries and two 50s.

After consistently peeling off runs for the Rams, summer after summer, King now believes he is good enough to net a state contract.

"If an opportunity comes up I'd love to play state cricket," he said.

"I've always had the motivation and coming off two reasonably good years I now believe I am capable as well."

Dual Ringwood premiership captain Sean Flynn identified King's raw talent early on at Jubilee Park.

"David's got a very good temperament," he said.

"He's never rattled at the crease, he's always focused on the next ball and has a good mindset. He's always been able to bat for long periods of time and I think he's probably developed more scoring areas".

After being dismissed for a meagre 111 on Saturday, the Victorian’s could certainly do with an in-form King in their ranks this summer moving forward.

 

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