Archie is a record breaker with Trego bat!
Cricket mad Archie Marsh was at the County Ground on Wednesday to catch up with his hero Pete Trego, who earlier presented the 15 year old with a bat after he had caddied for the Somerset player at a Golf Day at the Minehead and West Somerset Club.
The youngster plays his cricket for Minehead Seconds on a Saturday and on Sunday’s he turns out for Exford in the Division Four of the North Devon League.
Last weekend using the bat that Trego presented him with Archie scored his first ever century playing for Exford against Braunton based Kelseyman in what turned out to be a record breaking occasion.
Playing at Exford’s attractive ground which is situated behind the village church the 15 year old opened the innings and quickly notched up his second 50 in three games and helped to add 171 for the first wicket.
Archie went to his maiden century with the first six of his innings before going on to reach 191 when he was eventually out in the last over as Exford posted 328 in 40 overs.
Archie’s innings was the highest for Exford as was his opening partnership with Ian Whybrow who hit 58.
If that wasn’t enough Archie, who attends the West Somerset College, then picked up one for 16 with his leg spin as Kelseyman were bowled out for 98, giving Exford victory by 230 runs- another record.
“It felt really good to get my first century, especially with the bat that Pete Trego presented me with for caddying for him. It all went well for me that day and I just kept on going and was out in the last over trying to get to 200.”
“It was quite a hard pitch to bat on because the bounce was pretty low so I had to play off the front foot a lot. I took a little time to play myself in but once I did I started to find the boundaries after which I started to push the score on quickly.”
Archie added: ”I really enjoyed caddying for Pete and talking with him during his golf day, he as was very kind to me.”
After meeting up with the Minehead youngster Pete said: “It was a great effort by Archie who I met during my golf day down at Minehead earlier this year. He kindly volunteered to caddy for me so in return I organized for a bat to be sent to him from Gray Nicholls who are my bat sponsors.
Pete added: “On its first outing he got 191 with is so I am really pleased with that. He is an aspiring cricketer and a really nice lad as well, so I am so glad it has worked out well for him.”