131 not out for local lad

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LOCAL youngster Darryl Bell has 131 reasons to be pleased with his batting form.

The 17-year-old was in action for Worksop’s third team, against Basford Mill, when he carried his bat for an incredible haul of 131 runs.

Valley student Bell told the Guardian it was a massive confidence boost.

“I’d been going through some bad scores lately, and I dropped down to the thirds to get my confidence back and concentrate on my batting.”

“I got to 50 pretty quickly and realised it could be a day to get to 100.”

“I took my chances and when I got to 100 I was over the moon, I didn’t know what to do.”

Bell’s knock delighted his team-mates as they secured a winning draw, but his dad Andrew was the most proud of all.

“He surprised everyone with that,” he told the Guardian.

“Cricket is in the family blood, I play at Rockware, my dad played there and my grandad so there’s been four generations of cricketers that we know of.”

“Darryl loves it very, very much and he came home in great spirits after his 131 not out.”