Scammell smashes and grabs the record

FORMER Cricket Albury-Wodonga all-rounder Liam Scammell has smashed a long-standing record at Northcote set by Brownlow medallist Des Fothergill.

Scammell brought up his maiden Victorian Premier Cricket century against Fitzroy Doncaster on Saturday, with his innings of 100 not out coming off just 111 balls.

His 174-run stand with Victorian player Marcus Stoinis broke a 74-year seventh-wicket partnership set by Fothergill and Jack Stanes in 1938-39.

The Lavington premiership player said he was rapt to score a ton in only his eighth match in the competition.

“It’s been a big step up and I think I’m starting to find my feet,” Scammell said.

“Making a century is something I wanted to achieve in Premier Cricket and making one so early on is great.

“When I came in we were 6-100 and needed to consolidate for a while but then we got some momentum and decided to have a go to try and give ourselves a score we could bowl at.”

Scammell, who hit 10 boundaries and two sixes, batted at number seven, with his knock eclipsing his previous highest score of 30 against Geelong.

He has also picked up 10 wickets this season.

“I’m enjoying it. We finished last last year and are ninth at the moment so we will be in the battle to try and sneak into the finals,” he said.

“It’s a young group and there is a really good culture at the club.”

Former Holbrook and Lavington player Steve Taylor captains Northcote but is sidelined with a serious hamstring injury.

Scammell is among a handful of former CAW players in Premier Cricket ranks this season, along with Joe Loorham, Aaron Boyle and Kieren Schulz.

Loorham made 87 for Ringwood against Richmond on Saturday.

Wangaratta’s Simon Hill is enjoying a prolific season with Camberwell, making scores of 81, 74, 24, 94, 58, 44, 31, 26, 41 and 90.

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