London, Sep 27: An 18-year-old schoolboy has created history in England by scoring a double hundred in the County Championship.
Surrey's Dominic Sibley hit an unbeaten 220 against Yorkshire to become the youngest batsman to score a double hundred in the County Championship, "The Guardian" newspaper reported on Thursday (September 26).
According to the report, Sibley batted for more than nine and half hours. He faced 512 balls and scored 21 boundaries and two sixes The Oval ground.
He is the second youngest Englishman after the legendary WG Grace to score a first-class double ton. Grace had scored a double hundred at the age of 18 years and 12 days.
"It was more relief this morning to get to a hundred," he was quoted as saying. "Doing it here at The Oval is great. I had my parents here and my dad came back from Singapore last night," he added.
"I said to my mum this morning that I wanted to bat with Hashim Amla while he was still at Surrey and I'm glad that we did that for a long time. He and Vikram Solanki really helped to take the pressure off me," he was quoted in another British newspaper.
"The teenager was given permission by Whitgift School (in Croydon) to miss four days of A-level study to play his third first-class game against the Division One runners-up," "BBC" reported.
Right-handed Sibley batted with South Africa Test batsman Hashim Amla and had a partnership of 236 for the third wicket. Amla scored 151.
Sibley erased a 108-year-old record. At 18 years and 21 days eclipsed the 1905 mark of Jack Crawford for being the youngest Surrey player to reach three-figures in first-class cricket.