Kurt fires maiden ton for Padiham

TON: Kurt Robinson
TON: Kurt Robinson

Padiham skipper Callum Clarke has lauded Kurt Robinson after the club’s amateur fired his first career century.

Inspired by Earby professional Fahid Rehman’s unbeaten knock of 145, Robinson went on to fire nine fours and eight sixes as he hit 109 not out from 94 balls to guide the hosts to a five-wicket win at the Arbories.

“Kurt’s knock was special,” said Clarke. “We were needing over 11 runs per over for nearly 10 overs but he didn’t panic and kept his composure throughout and in the end won the game with five balls to spare. I was batting with him for a period and all I could do was stand and admire. He hit the biggest six I have ever seen at the Arbories as well.

“It was a big win for the team and sets us off for the season. I have spoken to many current and ex players since the game and they have all said it is one of the best amateur century’s they have seen in a long while.”

Padiham host Baxenden in the Ribblesdale Cricket League this weekend while Read entertain Cherry Tree at Whalley Road, both start at 1-30 p.m.