Academy scholar hits two centuries in U17 match

Saturday 28th July 2018


Academy scholar hits two centuries in U17 match

Academy scholar Isaac Dilkes hit a century in each innings as Kent Under-17s played out a hard-fought draw against Surrey at Guildford.

The 17-year-old all-rounder hit 102 and 130 not out after he won the toss and opted to bat first.

Kent posted 268 as the skipper shared stands of 101 and 73 with fellow scholars Julian O’Riordan (47) and Sam Smith (42) respectively.

In reply, Surrey collapsed to 182 all out from 78-3 with Hugh Scott taking 4/70 in 21 overs and scholar Harsh Kumar picking up 2/30 in 13 overs.

Dilkes continued a fine all-round display taking two wickets in 10 balls to clean up the tail for the cost of a run.

In the second innings, Smith passed 50 again, adding 97 for the fourth wicket with Dilkes who hit 15 fours and two sixes in a superb innings.

Bradley Goldsack hit a fine 51 before Kent declared, leaving the hosts required 372 in 88 overs.

Jack Gallagher (2/31) was the pick of the attack but Surrey offered stubborn resistance to bat for a draw.

Scott, Dilkes and Mark McLean took a wicket each before the sides shook hands.

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