Batsmen equal record of centuries

GLENN Brandon’s match-winning 138 for Berry-Shoalhaven Heads was the 14th century made in first grade matches for this season.

This equalled the record for the period since all matches have been played on turf wickets, now in its 50th season.

The record was established in 2008-09 when the 14 hundreds came from all seven competing clubs.

History repeated itself this season with the knocks coming from all eight clubs, the number increased by the inclusion of Batemans Bay.

Brandon, Matt Sethi (Batemans Bay) and Harley Bell (Ulladulla United) each scored two, while grand finalists Ex-Servicemen and Berry-Shoalhaven Heads provided three apiece.

There will be talk before the toss is made tomorrow, about the chances of the record being beaten in the grand final, but history suggests that to be a long shot.

Over the past 50 years there have been only three grand final centuries – by Eddie Jarrett (Berry) in 1964-65, John Austin (Bomaderry) in 1969-70, and Trevor Lillico (Ex-Servicemen) in 2000-01.

However of the three, only Austin was in the winning team.

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