Grundy making his BDCA centuries count

WHITE Hills batsman Ryan Grundy proved again last weekend that he’s far from content with just getting to triple figures with the bat.

JOB WELL DONE: White Hills' Ryan Grundy leaves the field last Sunday after his unbeaten 161 against Sandhurst. Grundy batted through all 85 overs for the Demons at Weeroona Oval. Picture: LUKE WEST

JOB WELL DONE: White Hills' Ryan Grundy leaves the field last Sunday after his unbeaten 161 against Sandhurst. Grundy batted through all 85 overs for the Demons at Weeroona Oval. Picture: LUKE WEST

Grundy’s match-winning 161 not out last Sunday against Sandhurst was his fifth Bendigo District Cricket Association century.

And it was the fourth of those centuries where he has turned it into a score of more than 150.

Since 2000, only former Kangaroo Flat star batsman Tony Taig has made more scores above 150 in the BDCA.

Of Taig’s 19 centuries, five were scores above 150 – 187, 163, 162, 161, 159 n.o.

Grundy’s tally of scores above 150 includes what remains the BDCA’s last double century when he plundered 201 against Bendigo in round two, 2012-13, for his former club, Huntly-North Epsom.

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Grundy blasted three 150-plus scores for the Power in 2012-13 – 201 n.o., 176 and 159 in what was a season where he amassed 785 runs.

Retired Bendigo United gun Heath Behrens passed 150 three times in his career, and each time went on to post an unbeaten double ton – 249 n.o., 219 n.o. and 201 n.o – all in consecutive seasons between 2001-02 and 2003-04.

Taig, Grundy and Behrens are among 13 players who have made multiple scores above 150 since 2000.

• Multiple scores over 150 since 2000:

Five times:

Tony Taig (Kangaroo Flat) – 187, 163, 162, 161, 159 n.o.

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Four times:

Ryan Grundy (Huntly-North Epsom and White Hills) – 201 n.o., 176, 161 n.o., 159.

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Three times:

Heath Behrens (Bendigo United) – 249 n.o., 219 n.o., 201 n.o.

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Nick Scullie (Sandhurst) – 225 n.o., 157 n.o., 152 n.o.

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Two times:

Andrew Hosking (Kangaroo Flat) – 171 n.o., 159.

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Darren Gregory (White Hills) – 178, 163.

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Gavin Bowles (White Hills) – 165 n.o., 151 n.o.

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Glenn Franzi (Bendigo) – 189 n.o., 165.

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Leigh McDermott (Bendigo United) – 162, 161 n.o.

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Linton Jacobs (Strathdale-Maristians) – 209, 170.

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Mark Keck (Sandhurst) – 168, 160.

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Matt Fitt (Eaglehawk) – 186 n.o., 185.

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Sean McCann (Strathdale-Maristians) – 162, 150 n.o.