HIGHAM’S Steve Bamforth has done it again!
Twelve months after hitting the headlines by taking all 10 wickets in a League match, the Higham all-rounder has hammered an unbeaten 233, which is believed to be a new Arrow Huddersfield Central League record (officials are still checking).
His magnificent knock in the Section D match against Calder Grove last Saturday is certainly a club record, and one of his amazing 20 sixes, also earned him another place in the club’s ‘furthest hit’ records, when he launched the ball out of the ground, over Pogwell Lane, over the spare land next to the Engineers pub to land on the main road through the village.
Bamforth magnificent effort also included 18 fours and came from just 113 balls, which helped Higham reach a massive 324.
The following day Bamforth had to admit that his hard effort had taken its toll, both on him and his bat.
He was aching so badly that he had to stand down from the club’s Sunday fixture, while the record breaker's bat suffered fatal injuries during the big knock and had to be retired from the game.
His teammates suggested the bat be put on display on the tea room wall along with the other trophies and club records.
Meanwhile, Steve, who is more saddened by the loss of his bat than pleased of his achievement, is now on the lookout for another bat of the same quality.