Came and Ali hit hundreds in Second XI

Came and Ali hit hundreds in Second XI

Academy scholar Kashif Ali hit his maiden second XI century against Leicestershire in a three-day friendly at Loughborough Town.

Teenage batsman Harry Came impressed with bat and ball, scoring 185 and picking up two wickets with his off-spin.

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Came, a former clubmate of Kent wicketkeeper Adam Rouse, followed his century at Hove a fortnight ago with a commanding display, striking 20 fours and two sixes in a mature career-best knock by the 19-year-old.

After the hosts opted to bat on a flat track, Leicestershire wicketkeeper-batsman Harry Swindells led the way with a fluent 142 at the top of the order before a half-century for former Derbyshire all-rounder Chesney Hughes (66).

Beckenham bowler Will MacVicar struck twice before Will Gidman removed Swindells and ran-out Tom Wells.

Sevenoaks Vine seamer Miles Richardson dismissed Australian triallist Lachlan Agnew, caught behind by Robinson as the hosts lost five wickets for 30 runs.

Sandwich Town legspinner Jan Gray removed the dangerous Hughes before polishing off the tail to return figures of 3/44.

In reply, former MCC Young Cricketer Don Manuwelge (32) and Came put on 71 for the opening wicket before a 134-run stand with in-form wicketkeeper-batsman Ollie Robinson (89).

The biggest stand of the match was shared by Came and 20-year-old scholar Kashif Ali, fresh from twelfth man duties with the first XI in Bristol, hit 14 fours and two sixes in a partnership of 181.

Came’s 344-minute innings ended shortly after tea on day two before Grant Stewart struck a swashbuckling 84 not out off 68 balls, striking nine fours and three sixes in a unbroken stand of 146 with Kashif Ali before declaring at stumps on day two.

The sides shook hands on day three with the hosts on 276 for four with former Academy scholars Ollie Hills (2/16) and Jan Gray (1/122) getting wickets.

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