Cheltenham Park Cricket Club’s Daniel Reaby and James Rodwell have made quite the duo in SECA H Grade.
After losing their first match to Hampton Central, the Cheltenham Park 2nds have won the last two with Rodwell and Reaby notching up a ton respectively.
Round 2 saw James Rodwell score his first-ever century in his career that has lasted since under-12’s with Cheltenham Park.
His side was chasing St Brigid’s/St Louis’s 135 and Rodwell played a massive role in achieving that total. He put 106 runs on the board not out which included 15 4’s and 4 maximums – as they chased their total down in just 20 overs.
“I was dropped at short mid-wicket in the mid-’80s, so very happy I got to make my first hundred,” Rodwell says.
James’ luck did not quite continue, as he was bowled for 1 next following week where his partner in crime Daniel Reaby picked up triple-figures.
“Just home-grown pumpkins hanging out in the park,” Daniel Reaby said when asked if either of them had played any representative cricket.
Daniel Reaby’s 104 was the second ton of his 15-year career, with a 4-year gap between his two centuries.
“I had umpire Rodwell that day,” he said as he looked at his teammate and recalling his innings.
“Even though he only scored one run, he still likes to remind me he’s still leading the average,” Daniel said he was constantly being talked to by James.
“He was trying to put me off… saying I was in the 90’s,”
Reaby also described that getting through the ’90s was a tough process, and he very nearly fell just short.
“He should have been out on 97, the keeper dropped it,” his mate James said.
He soon put 104 runs on the board for Cheltenham Park and the teams total was 6/308 off a maximum 65 overs.
Daniel Reaby was very happy about it.
“Yeah, I had a few… I had a couple of parties to get to that night but I didn’t actually get to them all,” he laughed.