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Guest strikes successive centuries

Guest strikes successive centuries

Brooke Guest and George Lavelle had impressive outings in Australia's First Grade over the weekend

Lancashire wicketkeeper Brooke Guest struck yet another hundred in the Western Australia Cricket Association First Grade on Saturday (11 January), his second in as many weeks.

The 22-year-old scored 116 in 143 balls during a 50-over match against Subiaco Floreat following last week's 101 against Joondalup.

Opening at the top of the order, Guest batted the whole innings before being the last man dismissed as South Perth were beaten by 38 runs.

Guest, who also captains the side, scored 10x4s in his knock, which was over half of his side's score with the next best score 57; the third-highest was extras with 11.

The chase looked well set as South Perth reached 116/1 in the 28th over in pursuit of 264, but the wickets tumbled around Guest and his lone hand was not enough to force victory.

It was Guest's third First Grade century of the season overall and takes his season's tally to 551 runs, the second highest in Western Australian First Grade cricket this year. He averages a lofty 68.88.

In Sydney, George Lavelle returned to action with a half-century for UTS North Sydney in a losing cause against Penrith.

Chasing an unlikely 347 to win, Lavelle came in at 180/4 after 32 overs to strike a quickfire 55 from 46 balls, including 3x4s and 3x6s.

He remained unbeaten as they were bowled out with a ball to spare in their 50-over innings.

It was Lavelle's second fifty in a row for the Club, having returned to Australia during the week after spending the Christmas period in Engand.

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