Uddin scores 150th double hundred in Irish cricket
Ger Siggins (CricketEurope)
Josh Uddin, late of Halverstown, Railway Union, North Kildare, Terenure and Clondalkin, had a spectacular introduction to Munster cricket last weekend, scoring 215 for Co Kerry 2nds against Limerick 2nds at Adare. According to the most comprehensive records, his innings was the 150th double century yet recorded in Irish cricket.
Here’s a selection of the highlights:
Highest innings: 313* by Capt W C Oates (Munster Fusiliers) against the Army Service Corps at the Curragh Camp 1895. The second highest innings was scored by his partner that day, Private F Fitzgerald who made 287 in a stand of 623 in a match which was described as “bordering on farcical”
Highest innings by an unknown batsman: 300* by a visiting sailor in Midleton, 19th Century.
Highest limited overs innings: 295* by Glendermott pro Roy Silva, against Cliftonville in a 40-over Ulster Shield game in 2014. He faced only 91 balls and hit 34 sixes.
Highest first-class innings: 239* by NVH Riches (Wales) v Ireland in Ormeau, 1925.
Highest innings in international: 239* by Riches (above), and Australian legend Mark Waugh, playing for MCC, at Castle Avenue in 1986.
Highest for Ireland: 231, Ed Joyce in an Intercontinental Cup game v UAE in Malahide in 2015.
Highest in an interprovincial: 247*, by Nick Larkin (Northern Knights) v Leinster Lightning, 2013.
Highest score by a woman: 232* by Amelia Kerr (NZ) against Ireland in 2018.
Highest score by an Irish woman: 201* by Isobel Joyce (Merrion) against Malahide in 2010.
Highest score in each union (excluding the Curragh and Midleton games above):
North-West: 295*, Roy Silva (Glendermott) v Cliftonville, Glendermott 2014
Leinster: 266, George Kenny (Trinity 2nds) v Rathmines School P&P, College Park 1876
North: 249*, Ryan Smyth (Downpatrick) v Bangor 2017
Munster: 219, Matthew Croose Parry (Cork County) v Trinity, Mardyke 1926
Connacht: 201*, Jack Meldon (Headford) v Connaught Rangers, Renmore Barracks 1896
Highest score in Irish Senior Cup: 260* by Decker Curry (Limavady) against CYM at Terenure in 1998. Decker hit 11 fours and 17 sixes.
Highest score in Irish National Cup: 259* by Stephen Doheny (Rush) v Dundrum, 2016.
Lowest score yet to be recorded: 216
Most double centuries: 7, by Bob Lambert (Leinster CC) 4, Decker Curry 3, John Dunn
Others who scored 2 in a career: Roy Silva, Jack Meldon, James Hall, Peat Salman, Anto Coates, Jim Ganly, Jack Hynes, AB De Villiers, David Trotter
Number of double centuries scored by professionals: 21
Most sixes: 34, Roy Silva (Glendermott) v Cliftonville, Glendermott, 2014
Highest innings for a 2nd XI: 266 George Kenny (DU 2nds) v Rathmines School P&P, 1876
Highest innings for a 3rd XI: 239*, Tariq Islam (Laois 3rds) v Bagenalstown, 2011
Highest innings for a 4th XI: 207, Timcy Kanduja (Merrion 4ths XI) v Rush 2nds, 2018
Highest innings for a 5th XI: 200, Abdul Sattar (Leinster 5ths) v Halverstown, 2018
Highest innings for a 6th XI: 211, Alan Ramsey (Pembroke 6ths) v Civil Service 3rds. 1992
Highest innings in cup final: 224, C S Forsyth (Sydenham) v Woodvale, NCU Junior Cup final 1908.
Highest innings in schools match: 204r, Mark Adair (Sullivan Upper) v Regent House, under 15, 2011
Nearest miss: 199no, Avadhoot Dandekar (Cliftonville) v Lurgan 2014
Dismissed for 199: Urvin Desai (Civil Service) 2005, Clifford Costello (The Hills 3rds) 2001, R Miraj (Laois) 2012, J Dunn (King’s Regiment) 1883
Double centuries scored by Irish cricketers overseas: 24
Highest innings: 304, Reggie Poore (Hampshire) v Somerset, Taunton 1899
Highest for 2nd XI: 254, Paul Stirling (Middlesex II) v Glamorgan II, Radlett 2015
Highest for an Irish side: 251*, Seán Terry (Ireland A) v Scotland A, Ayr, 2016
Most doubles overseas: 4, Ed Joyce, 2 Bob Lambert, Frederick Fane, Tim O’Brien
Highest innings against an Irish side overseas: 309, Graeme Hick (ZCU President’s XI) v Ireland, Harare, 1986
Most doubles in one decade: 42, 2010s
Fewest doubles in one decade: 0, 1970s
Most doubles in one season: 9, 2015
Last season without a double: 2001
Club with most doubles: 13, Leinster (7 each, Trinity and Phoenix)
Doubles by province, 1st XI sides: 40, Leinster, 26 North West, 13 NCU, 5 Munster, 2 Connaught.
Doubles by province, all club XIs: 51, Leinster, 31 North West, 20 NCU, 6 Munster, 2 Connaught.