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DBD dedicates match-winning ton to Michael Carberry

Friday 15th July 2016

Men’s First Team

Iconic man-of-the match Daniel Bell-Drummond dedicated his innings to Michael Carberry, the Hampshire batsman facing a battle with cancer who mentored him during his youth.

Following a career-best of 112 not out, he said: “To play like that after three weeks out through injury was amazing, it was beyond my wildest dreams. I started the week seeing a specialist about my thumb injury and ended it scoring my maiden T20 hundred. It was a brilliant feeling.

“I’ve missed playing but hopefully that knock showed the hunger I have. I’m feeling a lot fresher than the rest of the lads because they’ve been toiling in the dirt while I’ve been trying to shake off this injury.

"We had training yesterday and I stayed behind for an extra session because I felt a little undercooked, needless to say, the other guys were thinking ‘there’s no need for that’.

“Jason Roy got them off to a brilliant start and Davies and the Currans carried it on, but we did really well to pull it back through James Tredwell and then Sam and I almost saw it home.”