Junior Cricketer, Flynn Foley-Clarke, of Porirua scored 121 not out on Saturday against Kapiti at Ngati Toa domain in the Year 6 Grade. He hit 17 fours and a six in his innings and a lot of singles and twos.
Kapiti batted first and scored 212 runs off their thirty overs. Porirua made a good start but then lost quick wickets. At the end of the 14th over Porirua was 80 for 6 and needed to score 132 to win off 16 overs. One of the Kapiti bowlers had an all bowled hat trick.
Foley-Clarke was batting at number 4 for Porirua. He lost his last batting partner an over later and so was the last man standing under the new grade rule. Flynn kept batting and was really focused on trying to get his first fifty for the club. He scored his first fifty and then kept going wanting to beat his older brother’s high score in cricket. When the team supporters clapped and cheered him for the second time, Foley-Clarke did not believe he had scored 100 runs. The team score was getting close to the required score. They needed four off the last ball however, it went to a fielder on the boundary and scored a single.
It was a great team effort and the Porirua Black Caps would like to thank Logan Kendall, Foley-Clarke's batting runner, who kept him relaxed with lots of chat and jokes and did a great job running between the wickets to keep the strike rate ticking over.
Q + A with Flynn Foley-Clarke
Playing Style: Stroke maker
School Attended: Hutt International Boys School
Club: Porirua Junior Cricket Club
Earliest Cricket Memory: Watching his big brother play cricket in the Hastings Cricket Tournament
Most memorable cricket moment: Scoring a century
Favourite cricketer: Kevin Pieterson
The non-cricketing sports person or team I most admire: Chris Paul (LA Clippers NBA Team)
In my spare time I like to: Play basketball
My favourite song is: "All of the Lights" by Kanye West
My favourite movie is: "The Avengers"
My favourite food is: Hot chips
Favourite school subject: Science
Do you have any pets?: A Labrador called Elly and a cat called Indy.