Top Gun 2 - The 70mph Club
The search to find the fastest club bowler in Yorkshire is on and, approaching the heats at Headingley and Hull there have already been some stand out performers in the first few weeks of the heats.
The 80mph barrier has yet to be broken, however with some outstanding talent yet to be clocked, that mark is sure to be challenged in the coming weeks.
Our current leader is Elliot Richardson, who competed in the 2014 County Final at the England v India ODI and lost out on the title by just 1mph. His fastest speed of 78mph is the benchmark that others must live up to if they have aspirations of lifting the Top Gun trophy.
There are, currently 5 bowlers who have bowled in excess of 70mph…
Elliot Richardson (Woodlands CC) – 78mph
James Harding (Stokesley CC) – 76mph
Mark Lawson (New Farnley CC) – 73mph
Muhammed Jahil (Kasmire CC) – 73mph
Charlie Roberts – (Scarborough CC) – 72mph
With reigning champion, Mark Fisher waiting for the the fastest 11 qualifiers, the opportunity to bowl in the semi-finals at Headingley during Yorkshire Viking’s T20 matches is there for the taking.
The next Top Gun heats take place this Sunday 19th April…
- East Stand Nets, Headingley – 10am-12pm
- Thomas Ferens Academy, Hull – 2pm-3pm
Above: Elliot Richardson clocks 78mph at the Woodlands heat to take him top of the pile. Can you beat him?