He has been more accustomed to batting at number seven, but Nicholas Day made a stunning debut opening for The Armidale School against Armidale’s City Maroon on Saturday (7 February), making his first ever century and carrying all the way through to victory.
With others in his team absent due to boarders’ coast weekend, a somewhat depleted TAS side batted second, chasing City Maroon’s 230. Moved to the top of the order for the match, Day took to the crease and stayed there all innings, scoring 120 not out and with four partners racking up enough runs to win 5 for 237 in the thirty fifth over of the game.
“To get one hundred is a big thing and I had always hoped to get my first century playing for TAS but never thought I’d have the patience. It was very special getting it on our main cricket oval,and especially in front of my father; I normally don’t get many runs whenever he watches,” Nicholas said.
“A special mention to young Nick Farrar; while his 28 wasn’t as high, he had to face City Maroon’s main bowler most of the time and deserves a lot of praise.”
The First XI is expected to be back at full strength this weekend and looking to build on their strengths in the lead up to the Douglas Shield semi-final encounter against Rouse Hill Anglican College to be played at TAS on 4 March.