RUTLAND LEAGUE CRICKET: A ‘Tower-ing’ innings from Australian star Jake in Ramsey triumph

Ramsey star Jake Towerton.

Ramsey star Jake Towerton. - Credit: Archant

Australian ace Jake Towerton completed two marvellous cricketing feats in the same stunning innings yesterday.

The Ramsey star’s unbeaten double-century in a Rutland League Division Two clash at Uffington also included six sixes in one over.

Towerton finished unbeaten on 218 as Ramsey breezed to a seven-wicket success in just 29 overs despite being set an imposing 288-4 by their hosts.

He whacked 18 sixes in all (including one from every ball of a Josh Bentley over) and also notched 21 fours. Sixteen balls were lost during the course of his innings at a small village ground.

It is the second ton of unpaid overseas player Towerton’s debut season on these shores. He recently cracked 163 in a Hunts League Division Three fixture when representing Ramsey’s third team while his previous career-best innings was a 168 in his homeland.

Towerton provided the second double-century by an Australian batsman in this area in the space of just eight days.

Waresley teenager Dan Cummins cracked a club record 219no in a Hunts League Division Two rampage at Nassington the previous Saturday (June 16).