Dunlop hits career high 159 not out 

AN unbeaten 159 by Harley Dunlop for Golden Square’s second XI played a big part in the team’s winning run continuing in the weekend’s match against Kangaroo Flat.

Opening the innings, Dunlop was there from the first ball until the last as the Bulldogs reached 6-364 on their turf at MyJet Oval.

A great chase by the Roos was led by another young gun, Jake Klemm who hit 149 batting at No. 3.

Before last night’s training session, Dunlop said there were a lot of singles and twos in Saturday’s innings against the Roos.

“I hit a few boundaries, but had to do plenty of running.”

Carrying his bat was a feat Dunlop achieved in last summer’s innings of 120 against Eaglehawk.

“It was really hard to concentrate in the last 10 overs of this innings,” Dunlop said.

“I was cramping a fair bit, but kept going as best I could.”

His score of 159 followed the previous round’s tally of 79 against Bendigo.

Dunlop played one match in the first XI last season and is determined to make his way back to the top grade again.

The 18-year-old, who has completed VCE exams, gains plenty of support from parents Greg and Barb.

Greg was a premiership-winning bowler with North Bendigo’s  first XI in the 1990-91 season.

“I’ve gone into this season fitter and stronger,” Harley Dunlop said of winter workouts in the gym.

“Scott Johnson (Golden Square coach) has helped improve my batting a lot.”

Dunlop plays football for South Bendigo and will be on the basketball court for Bendigo Senior Secondary College at this month’s Australian All Schools championships in Melbourne. 

RUN MACHINE: Golden Square’s Harley Dunlop. Picture: BRENDAN McCARTHY

RUN MACHINE: Golden Square’s Harley Dunlop. Picture: BRENDAN McCARTHY


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