JORDAN Garrett re-wrote the county age group record books with an unbeaten double century for Oxfordshire Under 17s against Bucks in the ECB Championship.
Garrett, 15, smashed an astounding 208 not out to help Oxfordshire to a four-wicket win on first innings at Aston Rowant, as they closed in on the Division 2B title.
The only previous double century-maker for Oxon Under 17s was James Cook with 200 not out more than a decade ago, co-incidentally against the same opposition.
But Garrett’s knock was arguably more of an achievement playing two years above his own age group.
Bucks won the toss and elected to bat, tucking into the Oxfordshire attack on a fantastic batting track.
Their captain, Mark Eteen, scored a brilliant 145 in 149 balls, while opener AJ Woodland hit 131 as Bucks rattled up a formidable 375-8 dec in 86 overs.
Woodland and Eteen shared 267 runs for the second wicket.
Part-time off-spinner Alex Davies was the pick of the Oxon bowlers, with excellent figures of 5-73 from 23 overs.
Garrett and fellow Under 15 opener George Reid negotiated the remaining 16 overs on 36-0, before setting up a great platform on day two with 166 for the first wicket.
Reid, who also played with real assuredness, eventually departed for 73, while Garrett continued in imperious fashion towards his maiden Oxfordshire century.
When he passed three figures, the youngster then proceeded to double that with a chanceless second hundred, his knock containing 31 fours and one six.
Although Oxon lost a handful of wickets in their run chase, they reached 379-6 with more than ten overs of the second day remaining.
Callum Russell chipped in at the end with 33 not out to help Oxon over the line in a remarkable run chase.
Latest Sport news
6:20am Tuesday 4th August 2015
OXFORD RL suffered a fifth defeat in a row as they lost 42-12 at London Skolars in Kingstone Press League 1.
6:10am Tuesday 4th August 2015
DARREN Allen scored the highest finish of the Greene King ODDA Summer League season as Donnington Community Centre A beat Village Inn 7-2.
6:00am Tuesday 4th August 2015
DIDCOT’S karting star Elliot Harvey will race at the IAME International Final at Le Mans, France, in October.
6:00am Tuesday 4th August 2015
RYAN Taylor is optimistic of being fit for the start of Oxford United's campaign this weekend.
9:40am Monday 3rd August 2015
MICHAEL Appleton declared Oxford United were ready for the competitive football to start after they outplayed Coventry City without getting their rewards in a goalless draw.
9:34am Monday 3rd August 2015
MICKEY Lewis is back in football less than a month after parting company with Oxford United.
9:10am Monday 3rd August 2015
DANNY Hylton’s missed spot-kicki against Coventry City could cost the forward his role as Oxford United’s main penalty taker this season.
10:32am Monday 3rd August 2015
OXFORD United have been handed a bye in the first round of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.
8:30am Monday 3rd August 2015
ANUPAM Sanklecha took seven wickets as Shipton-under-Wychwood returned to winnings way in Division 2 with a five-wicket victory over Gerrards Cross.
7:30am Monday 3rd August 2015