Batsman blasts 212 not out

Peter Baker, pictured here in action for Westfield Football Club, scored an unbeaten double hundred for the village's cricket club on Saturday

Peter Baker, pictured here in action for Westfield Football Club, scored an unbeaten double hundred for the village's cricket club on Saturday

  • Baker blasts 212 not out
  • Double hundred helps Westfield to 333-4 declared
  • Westfield win by 205 runs
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Peter Baker scored a magnificent career best 212 not out as Westfield’s cricketers beat Tunbridge Wells Borderers seconds on Saturday.

Westfield won the toss and decided to bat against a very youthful Tunbridge Wells team in East Sussex Cricket League Division 10.

Having lost an early wicket, Baker started stroking the ball to all parts of the Parish ground. With help from Kevin Wooton (47) and Jason Miller (28), Westfield were certainly scoring freely. After they departed, Charlie Fellows (17) helped the score up to 333-4 before Westfield declared after 46 overs.

After a splendid tea prepared by Andrea Pearson, Andy Pearson then wiped out the top order of Tunbridge Wells, finishing with 6-36. Iain Curry (1-25) and Joe Goldup (1 -16) were the other Westies wicket-takers as Tunbridge Wells were bowled out for 128.

After the game Baker said: “I think reading Graham Corke’s autobiography, How to Bat, helped me to my best ever batting score.”

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