Josh sets club record

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THERE was a puzzled look on the face of Josh Care when teammates began applauding even though he was still ten short of his double century.

Josh was on the way to a double hundred for Darfield in the South Yorkshire Alliance League when the applause suddenly broke out when he reached 190.

“I said ‘What are they clapping for?’ and he didn’t know and neither did I,” said his batting partner at the time Warren Bird.

It turned out that their Darfield teammates were acknowledging the fact Josh had just set a new club record by surpassing the previous highest score ever made by a Darfield player in the club’s 153 year history - 185 by Ian Adamson.

Opener Josh, 22, went on to finish with 201 not out, his first ever double century and it included 32 fours and two sixes. It contributed to a Darfield total of 361-3, Ian McDermott making 67 and Warren Bird 51 not out.

They then dismissed their Division One visitors Handsworth WMC for 110 with Mark Roebuck taking 3-36 and Tony Rigby 3-31.