July 17th 2017
Burton records maiden ton
Sway III 284-4, Milford on Sea 83ao
Sway won the toss and elected to bat at Pennington against a depleted Milford side who started with only 9 players with others turning up and leaving throughout the afternoon. Bennet got off to a flying start with 4 boundaries before missing a full toss on middle stump and was out lbw for 16. This brought in Tom Burton to join Rick How and they took advantage of the regular changes and variety of bowling and shortage of fielders to keep the scoreboard moving along quickly to both pass 50 with Burton especially striking the ball well to all parts of the ground and How happy to give Burton the strike.
The partnership of 142 was ended when How on 63 miscued one of the many full tosses and was well caught then George Lewis fresh from his 36 in the Stone Cup final the night before, took over to hit a quick fire 48 before being caught on the boundary going for another maximum. Burton finally departed for a superb 111 with 4 6's and 11 4's becoming the 2nd youngest Sway player to complete his maiden century at the age of 15. Will Baughan and Henry Marden took the score at the end on to a formidable 284 for 4 wickets.
Tom Burton - just a couple of years ago!!