Alex scores three centuries in just 23 hours!

June 27, 2023

ALEX Lack said winning was more important than his individual performances after scoring three centuries in 23 hours!

The 28-year-old scored 103 not out (17x4s, 1 x6) in a ten-wicket win versus Mildenhall 3rd XI in Division Three of the Two Counties Championship on the Saturday.

He then captained Tuddenham in the Jack Davey Cup, a four-team T20 (played as 15 eight-ball overs) tournament, on the Sunday, scoring 114 (8x4s, 9x6s) in the five-run semi-final win against Nowton.

In the final versus Newmarket Alex made 105 (13x4s, 5x6s) to complete his unusual, if not unique, three centuries in under a day as Tuddenham won by 44 runs.

Alex (pictured above) had started his innings on the Saturday at 4.10pm, bringing up his century at around 6.15pm. Tuddenham batted first in the semi-final the following day, with Alex reaching three figures around 11.45am.

Tuddenham, who hosted the four-team tournament, batted first in the final, enabling Alex to complete his century around 5.15pm.

Alex, who works as a woodsman for Suffolk Wildlife Trust in Bradfield Woods, said he has scored around 30 centuries in his career.

Seventeen of those have come for Tuddenham, who he joined from Mildenhall in 2018, but he had never previously scored one in a T20 fixture.

Reflecting on his feat over the May Bank Holiday weekend, Alex said: “There are probably plenty of people who have scored a hundred on the Saturday and then scored another on the Sunday.

“I was captain on the Sunday, so I was more worried about winning the game than how many runs I had scored. As there are no individual numbers on the scoreboard, I was not certain I had got a hundred in the semi-final until the game was over.

“With a lot of players when they get to around 85 a little bit of selfishness creeps in and they change how they play to try to get to three figures.

“But as I didn’t know how many runs I had scored I just carried on batting!”

Reflecting on his achievement Alex said: “We won three games of cricket and that mattered more to me than individual performances, which are great, but I would rather score nought and win, although it is nice when you put in a performance.”

Long-serving Tuddenham player and former 1st XI captain Richard Cross said: “Both Nowton and Newmarket were strong sides, so they were good centuries Alex scored and it was a pleasure to watch.”


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