That astonishing innings by Adam Tantas on Sunday shattered several records. The Balbriggan 4ths batsman set a new ground record for Jack Harper Park, and his unbeaten 211 is the highest for his club at any level.
Tantas faced 136 balls, hitting 20 fours and 15 sixes in the Division 17 40-over match against Kilkenny 2nds.
More than 150 double centuries have been recorded in Ireland since the first, by Gilligan of Sandymount v Co Wicklow in 1864.
Tantas scored the 2nd highest innings ever made in Fingal, behind Stephen Doheny’s 260 for Rush v Dundrum in 2016. It equals Ring Commons’ Anto Coates 211* for Ringcommons v The Hills 4ths at the Vineyard in the same year.
It is also the 2nd highest innings made in Leinster junior leagues, second only to Tariq Islam who made 239* for Laois 3rds v Bagenalstown in Division 11 back in 2011.
Tantas ties for second with Coates (above), and Alan Ramsey who made 211 for Pembroke 6ths v Civil Service 3rds in 1992.
Balbriggan 4ths were 16-1 off 2.2 overs when Chris McMahon was out and Tantas was joined by Druhan Knight.
The pair were still there at the end, with the total on 346-1.
Their unbroken partnership of 330 is the second-highest recorded in Junior cricket, behind only the 352* set by Tariq Islam (239*) and Shiva Khatta (88*) for Laois 3rds in 2011.
The scorecard for the game in question can be viewed here; https://www.cricketleinster.ie/match-centre/results/view/balbriggan-4vskilkenny-2-2022-05-08-13-00