Young Kenway slams ton, rain curtails play

Published: Friday, May 18, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
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London: Hampshire's Derek Kenway was left marooned on an unbeaten century when heavy rain washed out the second day of his side's second division county championship clash with Gloucestershire on Thursday. The 22-year-old local cricketer stood on 124 not out in a Hampshire total of 244 for two when the storm broke at Southampton. It was an impressive display by a young man with a point to prove to his employers. Kenway, hailed as one of Hampshire's brightest prospects in recent years, was disappointed to have been left off a pre-season training tour to South Africa. He was deemed short of the necessary fitness to make the trip and was left to work with the club's second XI players in England. But, with skipper Robin Smith at the other end, Kenway was in sparkling form before the weather intervened. He completed his hundred off 206 balls with 17 fours and he had added another three to be 13 runs short of a career best when the elements took over. Smith was unbeaten with 55 at the premature close, with the pair's second-wicket partnership yielding 136 runs in 47 overs.


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