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Mynott enjoys momentous occasion
SOUTH Wilts Cricket Club’s young starlet Jack Mynott had a moment to remember last week – as he struck a half century at Lord’s.
The 18-year-old had his name in lights on the famous electronic scoreboard after scoring 55 for the MCC Schools against the English Schools’ Cricket Association, writes Mike Vimpany.
“It was a very special day for me and an incredibly proud moment when I completed my half century,” said Mynott, who was picked for the MCC after his performances at Dauntseys this summer.
“Very few youngsters get the opportunity of playing at Lord’s and I'll remember it for a long time to come.
“We lost the game, but really it was all about the experience.”
The next time Mynott picks up a bat will be in Melbourne, where he is to spend the winter playing for Parkdale, where South Wilts teammates James Hibberd and Tom Morton have played in the past.
Mynott helped South Wilts to a second consecutive ECB Southern Electric Premier League championship this summer, scoring close on 300 runs, including an unbeaten century the day the Bemerton club clinched the title with a nine-wicket win over Bashley (Rydal).