TIM TECTOR made the highest score in Irish youth cricket history on Tuesday hitting an incredible 241 as YMCA racked up 353-2 in a T20 match against Adamstown U19s in Corkagh Park.
He scored 212 of the 241 runs in boundaries, hitting 26 fours and 18 sixes in his 78-ball innings.
"It was just one of those days where everything I hit came off," said Tector.
"I had a bit of luck early on and I tried to make the most of it. Mikey O'Reilly scored a great fifty too, and it was a real team performance as all the bowlers did the job to restrict them to 150.
"I've just found out too that it's an Irish youth record so that's one to treasure for sure."
The previous record was held by current Ireland international Mark Adair, who made 204 for Sullivan Upper back in 2011, while Neil Rock, also in the senior squad, was the most recent double centurion with 200 not out for CUS in 2018.
The statisticians are now searching to see that while it is an Irish youth and T20 individual score record if anybody worldwide has made more.
Tector, the 18-year-old younger brother of senior Irish international Harry, will captain Ireland U19s in the European qualifiers of the World Cup this September in Spain, with the winners competing in the main event next January in the West Indies.
Tim Tector pictured after his innings today
STATS FILE: by Ger Siggins
Double hundreds scored in youth cricket in Ireland
241* Tim Tector (YMCA U19s) v Adamstown U19s, Corkagh Park 2021
204* Mark Adair (Sullivan Upper) v Regent House, U15, Comber 2011
203* Stephen Dyer (Campbell College) v RS Dungannon, 1990
201* Neil Rock (CUS) v High School, 2018
200* Stanley Bergin (Pembroke) v Phoenix, Boys Vacation League final, Rathmines 1943
Other double hundreds (no details):
Noel Farley (St Mary’s College) v Phoenix schoolboys, “nine hours”
Gerry O’Hanlon (Belvedere College) early 1960s