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Louth's Arran Brindle makes historic century

Arran Brindle
Brindle captained Louth in 2007, 2009 and 2010

England cricketer Arran Brindle has become the first woman to score a century in a men's Premier League.

Brindle, who was recalled to the England side last week, made 128 for Louth against Market Deeping in the Lincolnshire Premier League.

She told BBC Lincolnshire: "To score my first Premier League hundred topped off a fantastic week.

"Playing at this level means there are milestones to reach, and getting a century was a proud moment."

Brindle's 128 was the league's fifth highest individual score so far this season.

It came in Louth's 335-6 at London Road, taking her average to 67.00, having hit 201 runs in three matches.

In reply, Market Deeping reached 263-7 off their 50 overs, earning the home side a winning draw.

ECB head of women's cricket, Clare Connor said: "Arran Brindle's century in the ECB men's Premier League is an historic achievement in this country and, as far as we are aware, globally.

"It's a fantastic reflection of our sport, and of the forward-thinking of ECB and its member clubs that Arran plays at this level on merit.

"From an England women's perspective it is really valuable that our top players can perform in these sorts of environments ahead of the international matches this summer."



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