Ali Shah still knocked out by his unbeaten double century

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Ali SHAH has recounted the “innings of his life” after it was confirmed that the 207 not out he hit for Carlton II last Saturday was the highest total scored by a player at the club for 105 years, writes GARY HEATLY.

When the East One league began last weekend, few could have imagined that one player would grab all the headlines, but 18-year-old Shah did just that with his amazing knock that led his team to a 115-run win over Watsonians II.

And to top things off for the Shah family, Ali’s older brother Ahmed, 19, made his debut for the club’s first XI on the same day, taking 1-8 opening the bowling in a win at Prestwick in the Scottish Cup.

On his own innings, Ali said: “It is something I will remember for the rest of my life. I felt in good touch at the start of the innings and I just kept going from there, hitting the bad balls away when I could.”

He brought up his hundred in style with a six and motored on from there, putting the Watsonian bowlers to the sword.

Fittingly, he then hit the last ball of the 50 overs for 6, completing an innings that will go down in club history.