THE former Durham batsman Gary Scott hit the highest individual score on record in the 50-over Minor Counties Cricket Association Trophy as Northumberland amassed the highest total, 394 for six, against Cheshire at Jesmond.
The short straight boundaries in front of Osborne Avenue and the cemetery took a peppering as Scott smashed 186, including 12 sixes, to overtake the previous best 164 by Norfolk all-rounder Stephen Plumb in 1986. Not surprisingly Cheshire finished well beaten by 219 runs.
The previous highest total was Staffordshire’s 378 in 2002. Cheshire began a hopeless pursuit badly when Matt Muchall claimed three early wickets, including former Derbyshire pair Nathan Dumelow and Ben Spendlove.