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Brenton and Luckett enter the record books with massive score

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: July 17, 2013

RECORD BREAKERS:  Andrew Brenton (left) and Jack Sleep, who shared a partnership of 468 in Saturday's massive Division2 East win against Tideford.

RECORD BREAKERS: Andrew Brenton (left) and Jack Sleep, who shared a partnership of 468 in Saturday's massive Division2 East win against Tideford.

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LUCKETT all-rounder Andrew Brenton modestly admitted that it was 'just one of those days' after smashing his way into the record books on Saturday.

The 39-year-old hit a remarkable 53 fours and 11 sixes on his way to a highest ever individual Jolly's Cornwall League score of 311 against Tideford, beating the previous record of 300 not out set by Adryan Winnan for Penryn against Wendron in Division 8 West in 2000.

It wasn't the only record to be broken as Luckett's final score of 513 for five in the Division 2 East game, beat the previous highest team total by 75 runs. In 2002 Tintagel finished on 438 for three against Stoke Climsland in Division 3 East.

On a perfect batting wicket, Brenton came in at No.3 following opener Gregg Sleep's dismissal for three, and shared a record partnership of 468 with Gregg's brother Jack, who made 143.

Brenton, who has played the last 11 seasons at Luckett, having previously played for Callington, admitted it was a day when everything went his way.

He said: "It was just one of those days where everything went to plan. We decided not to declare and go for the record, which was a bit of an adrenalin rush."

With Luckett hanging perilously one place above the relegation zone, Brenton hopes Saturday's record-breaking victory will lay the foundations for an upturn in fortunes.

He said: "Let's hope we can turn a corner now and get in the habit of winning a few more games."

Brenton will be hoping to continue where he left off when Luckett head to St Erme on Saturday.

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