CAMPBELL Love navigated the nervous 90s to score his maiden century on the representative stage.
The Brierly-Christ Church teenager’s 110 helped Warrnambool Gold start its Horhsam under 15 country week campaign on a high on Tuesday.
Love, whose previous highest score was an unbeaten 63, worked hard between wickets in the 104-run win against Mount Gambier.
“There was more running than boundaries – my legs are a bit sore,” he said.
“In the 90s I was in there for half an hour trying to get to 100. I got a two. There was a misfield so I ran back for the second and got it (the century). I was pretty happy.”
Warrnambool Gold blasted 7-241 before dismissing Mount Gambier for 137.
Late-order batsmen Jacob Dunne (35) and Paddy O’Sullivan (39) were catalysts in Warrnambool Blue’s win over Wimmera-Mallee.
Warrnambool Blue made 7-200 after Ethan Boyd took 3-22 to help restrict Wimmera-Mallee to 8-125 in its dig. A maiden century for Hamilton’s Jacob Hill proved South West’s downfall.
South West coach Andy Casson said Hill, who finished unbeaten on 138, helped resurrect Hamilton’s innings.
“We had them at 7-100 and they made 7-269,” he said.
“We were going fine but we dropped away a bit. Our boys aren’t used to 45-over cricket and they were pretty tired and it was a fast ground.”
All-rounder Noah Ackerley, who made 54 not out and took two wickets, was South West’s best in the 97-run loss.