Lyndon brothers do the double ton
We’d like to know what was in the breakfasts of the Lyndon brothers over the weekend. Both players scored tons for their respective teams on the same weekend. Not only that, but it was the first-ever century for both.
Luke Lyndon, 14, hit his century on Saturday in quite extraordinary fashion. Playing for the Y9/10 T20 team he smashed 120 n/o off just 58 balls, opening the innings and batting right through in his team’s victory against Kumeu.
Luke, who also plays in the Northcote First XI, says things just went well, apart from a couple of partners’ runouts along the way. “I started out batting pretty normally, then about half way through, I thought I’d just go for it.”
In the process he hit “about four sixes” and plenty of fours, leading his team to victory.
Not to be outdone, older brother Isaac, 18, who had already played a game on Saturday and had another scheduled for Sunday, decided he couldn’t let his younger brother get away with cricket bragging rights for the weekend.
As Isaac works in a physical job during the week, he was pretty tired after playing one game already and almost didn’t front on the Sunday because he “needed a bit of a rest”. “I wasn’t going to play, but our team was short, it was the second game of the weekend and I couldn’t let Luke get away with the century,” says Isaac.
The teenagers’ mum Moira confirms Luke’s 100 gave her elder son, whose previous high score was “about 68” that extra bit of impetus. “He wasn’t going to let Luke get away with that… they’re fiercely competitive,” she says.
Opening the batting for Birkenhead’s Senior C2 side, Isaac batted for 38 overs scoring 128 in the team’s victory against Suburbs New Lynn and took two catches as keeper. Isaac’s team piled on 322/7 and Suburbs were all out for 191.
“It started off pretty slow and we had been a bit concerned about the green top but it didn’t end up swinging or anything so I just kept on,” Isaac says. “I was tired though, we’d already had a big fielding game on Saturday when we got absolutely pumped.”
Work the next day, for the former Northcote First XI player, was tough. “Yeah I wasn’t so good on the concentration on Monday.”
But it was a pretty memorable weekend for long-time club supporters, parents Moira and Mark, and one the brothers won’t forget in a hurry. Who said sibling rivalry was a bad thing?
BCCC congratulates Isaac and Luke on their first centuries.