Thursday, May 28, 2020
BRIGG SPORTSMAN AT THE TOP OF HIS GAME
With much interest being shown in the Brigg Town Cricket Club pictures from the past we posted recently, here's another of note.
It shows all-rounder Adam Dunderdale (right) celebrating in 2002 after a remarkable all-round performance away to South Kelsey, whose Andy Walton is seen with him, having scored a fine 85 for the home team.
Adam made the Lincolnshire League record books by taking eight wickets and then scoring an unbeaten 104.
There have been few all-round displays to match this in any division of the Lincs League since the competition began in 1963.
Kelsey elected to bat first on a good batting track at the former Nettleton Mines ground in Holton-le-Moor.
They were dismissed for 131 as 'Dundy' toiled through 22 overs to bag eight for 63 from 22 overs on a very hot day.
Kelsey’s total soon began to look at least 100 short of the mark as the same player opened the Brigg innings and proceeded to play some super drives.
He lost Simon Church - guesting during a brief trip back home from Australia - and Gary Smith along the way but raced to his undefeated century inside 24 overs, hitting 12 fours and four sixes.
Recently we shared the Brigg team picture from this game but knew we had taken another. So after a slight delay here it is...with some brief details of this memorable match in division three.
Having done our 'bit' in the field as the sun beat down, it was good to relax and feet up in the pavilion as Adam warmed to his task with the bat, out in the middle.
Having emigrated DownUnder, Simon Church was well-established in the Perth area by 2002 and didn't seem to find the heat of Holton-le-Moor particularly energy sapping.
However, just in case, the Brigg team popped into the nearby Hope Tavern to take on some liquid before returning to town - a visit to licensed premises made easier by the early finish.
Adam later received the league trophy for best all-round performance in a match during 2002. And he's still listed in the official records.
Pictured below: The Brigg Town first team in July 2002.