GALLERY: Wangoom captain's record-breaking 264

WANGOOM captain coach Brett Tory has blasted an incredible 264 on day one of his team's Grassmere Cricket Association round 14 game against Mailors Flat.

Tory made the most of the small boundaries at Wangoom to produce the epic innings that included 23 fours and 12 sixes.

The innings of 264 is the highest yet by a Wangoom player and surpasses the 185 scored by John Bant.

It also helped his team to a club record score of 9/492 with the previous best for Wangoom being 450.

In his first season at Wangoom, Tory has scored 627 runs at an average of 52.30.

Saturday's effort was his second century for the season he scored 113 against Panmure in round two.

Tory has not only churned out the runs at club level but he has also belted a century for the Grassmere Cricket Association at country week.

Tory's innings got off to a flying start.

By the first drinks break he had reached 100 and by tea he had 150.

There was still plenty of time for Tory to reach the magical mark of 300 but he was dismissed in the 57th over when he top-edged spinner Mark Hammond.

One person who got a close up look at Tory's amazing innings was teammate Nick Kermond who scored 14 in a 75-run partnership with Tory for the fourth wicket.

Kermond has been playing for Wangoom for 20 years and said it was a special innings to witness.

"His stroke play and his ability to concentrate for so long was the thing that made it so special," Kermond said.

"So often you see blokes go out not long after scoring 100 but all of us who batted with Brett could tell he had his sights on a really big score.

"His first hundred he went pretty hard but after that he got into a really good rhythm and didn't have to take a lot of risks.

"Wangoom is a pretty small ground but you don't see as many really big scores as you think you might because people see the small boundaries and their eyes light up and they lose concentration.

"But Brett didn't get carried away. He has scored a double-hundred before in the WDCA in division two so he knows how to construct big innings."

The brilliant innings from Tory has Wangoom well placed for a victory when play resumes next week.

A win would lift them off the bottom of the ladder and place Mailors Flat in that unwanted position with just one more round to go.

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