Powis hits high mark
ASHDOWN Forest captain Leif Powis is celebrating after registering his highest ever score with the bat.
The 26-year-old Australian carried his bat through his side's innings in the Wisdom Cup win against Streat and Westmeston on Sunday, scoring a four off the last ball of the innings to reach his double century and finish 202 not out.
His knock included 10 sixes as Ashdown smashed 316-3 from 40 overs and the skipper was understandably pleased with his knock, which was the first double century for Ashdown Forest since Andy Malajczuk hit 200 not out against Turners Hill in 2009.
Powis said: "I wasn't expecting that sort of innings, but it was just one of those days where everything went right for me.
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"It was nice to get there with a four off the last ball and I am grateful for Graeme [Baxter] for getting me on strike."
Powis, who has been playing cricket since the age of five, including for several years back in Perth, said the knock was his best innings ever, beating his previous highest score of 199.
He said: "I had hit a 199 before, so I was a bit nervous in the 190s for a little bit.
"I didn't want to get out short and it was a good innings."
Meanwhile, the skipper, who is in his third season at Ashdown Forest, is hoping his side can build on their recent good form as they go in pursuit of league and cup success.
He said: "We had a bit of a slow start to the season, but in the last month we have been playing some really good cricket.
"We have some good players in the side and we are in the hunt for the league and cup this year, so hopefully we can do well."