Double-ton for SA’s Prince

2014-06-23 14:13
Ashwell Prince (Gallo Images)

Cape Town – Veteran former Proteas Test batsman Ashwell Prince reached a double century for English county side Lancashire at Old Trafford on Monday ... and was within sight of his career-best score.

The 37-year-old left-hander had an unbeaten 218 at the time of writing, having got to his “double” during the first session of the second day’s play in the four-day County Championship fixture against Northamptonshire.

Lancashire were piling on the misery for the Northants attack, having reached 558 for five in their first knock at lunch.

Prince had overnighted on 161 not out, having already put on a formidable 332 runs for the fourth wicket with Steven Croft (156) from a wobbly position of 33 for three.

The visiting attack includes another South African stalwart in 38-year-old all-rounder Andrew Hall, who had 2/80 from 24 overs at the interval.

Prince, who played 66 Tests for the Proteas - the last in December 2011 - scored 3,665 runs for the national side at an average of 41.64.

Assuming that Lancashire bat on, he will have the chance to eclipse his current first-class best of 254, achieved for the Warriors against the Titans at Centurion in March 2009.

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