THIRTEEN-year-old Will Naish is thought to have become the youngest-ever batsman to score a century in the history of the West of England Premier League.
The talented Wycliffe College pupil, who is a member of Gloucestershire’s under-14 squad, hit 103 for Frocester 2nds in a home Gloucestershire division clash with Bourton Vale.
Will shared a stand of 189 for the third wicket with skipper Fin Dixon (117) as their side reached 333-5 ahead of dismissing their visitors for 212 to complete a 121-run triumph on the opening weekend of the league season.
Tim Hancock, the Gloucestershire Cricket Board’s Head of Performance, said: “It’s a tremendous achievement.
“Will started playing men’s cricket last season for Frocester 2nds and it’s clear he’s in very goods hands there.
“He’s a top lad, a very good all-round sportsman and someone who is not phased at all by playing against men.
“There are a lot of young lads around with the ability to do something like this but actually doing it … that’s much harder so full credit to Will who will probably also be playing this season for our under-15s and under-17s.”