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Tim Rouse off to the perfect start in Adelaide

 

SOMERSET batsman Tim Rouse, who is playing Grade Cricket in Adelaide got his winter off to a flying start by scoring a century on his first appearance.

The 22 year old right handed batsman who made his Somerset debut against Pakistan in July 2016 helped Northern Districts to a first innings victory over West Torrens on Saturday in the South Australia PC West End Menís First Grade League.

After being put into bat the hosts West Torrens scored 251 for nine off their 50 overs, with Rouse, coming onto bowl first change with his off spin, taking one wicket for 48 runs off his allocated 10 overs.

The former Academy batsman then opened the innings for Northern Territory and shared in a first wicket partnership of 70, a third wicket partnership of 53 with team captain Mark Cosgrove, who made 23, and added 71 for the fifth before he was out for 124 with the total on 237 for five.

Tim was at the wicket for just over three hours, faced 130 deliveries and hit 14 fours and two 6s during his innings.

Northern Districts went onto reach 256 without further loss off 47.4 overs.

Rouse is next in action on Saturday when Northern Districts entertain Prospect at their Salisbury Oval home ground.

The 22 year old who plays WEPL cricket for Bath scored his maiden championship half century against Yorkshire in 2017, but didnt appear for the first team in the season just gone.


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