Cricket - Oundle School opener smashes double century in 40-over game

Tristan Tusa and Simon Fernandes who scored 203 and 102 runs respectively.

Tristan Tusa and Simon Fernandes who scored 203 and 102 runs respectively.

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The Oundle School first XI produced one of the finest performances in their history when compiling a whopping 344 in a 40-over game against Loughborough Grammar School.

The bulk of the big-hitting came from openers Tristan Tusa (17) and Simon Fernandes (15), who put togther a record-breaking first wicket stand of 311.

Tusa led the way with an unbelievable display of attacking, aggressive batting as he smashed 203 off just 136 balls and clouted an astounding 17 sixes. Fernandes finished with 102.

Tusa’s total was the highest score by an individual player for Oundle in over 100 years.

Loughborough replied with 154-9.

Head of cricket, John Wake, commented: “This was a fabulous win that only furthers the rise of first XI cricket at Oundle. Tusa’s double century was the first against schools since records began in 1876.”

Tusa said: “Once I got to 50 everything came off the middle of the bat and I enjoyed my time at the crease. The other opener, Simon Fernandes, scored a century too and his was a lot more elegant than mine.”