In a show of athletic glory, former Black Caps pace bowler Chris Martin has smashed records on his way to posting a record unbeaten double century in the inaugural Martin Backyard Cricket Championship (MBCC).
In an action-packed innings that lasted nearly 45 minutes, Martin smashed an astonishing 24 fours and 16 sixes on his way to 215* in his allotted overs.
“It feels good to get some serious runs on the board today,” said an ecstatic Martin. “It really feels as though I’ve got the monkey off my back!”
“The ball was in the slot today, and you best believe I’m going to punish it!”
The Martin Backyard Cricket Championship, open to all members of the Martin family, was contested by Martin and his two daughters; Ruby (8) and Millie (6).
“The girls are very promising cricketers, but this is a competition, and you best believe I’m going for the throat!”
After batting out his overs, he quickly wrapped up the bowling, clean-bowling Ruby for 6, before a nasty bouncer felled Millie first-ball.
“It’s good to be the king!”