Dovey’s rich vein of form continues

Cameron NewboldAlbany Advertiser
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A fourth century of the season to dominant Collingwood Park batsman Nathan Dovey has shot him well clear at the top of the Albany Cricket Association A-grade batting aggregate standings but more importantly scored Park’s second one-day win of the season.

Park remain at the foot of the table after the round 9 victory but have reignited their finals hopes in recent weeks, mainly thanks to the brilliant form of Dovey.

Dovey gave one chance in his superb innings against Royals at Turf West on Sunday, when a simple catch went down at mid-off after he had passed 50 and the right-hander went on to notch a fourth ton.

He smacked two fours and a six off a Tom Wolfe over to bring up triple figures and was eventually out lbw for 122 off 133 balls as Park finished 3-243.

That total proved too much for the Lions as they posted 6-167 in reply, but Dovey’s form is hard to understate.

His century against the Lions, which included only six fours and two sixes, took his season tally in the one-day competition to 597 runs at an average of 99.5.

Dovey hit 135 against Mt Barker and 107 opposed to Denmark early in the season before his unbeaten 113 in the round 6 clash with North County and now a sparkling 122 will be fresh in the Lions’ minds.

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