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Date Published: 2009-07-05 

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Martin Nurse emulates Ahmed Proverbs as fastest to 500 runs in BCA Div. 1 season

July 5 (www.bcacricket.org) - Pugnacious opening batsman Martin Nurse of Inspire Sports Wanderers has again put his name in the modern day record books of the BCA Division 1 championship.

On reaching 500 runs in just five innings as he raced to his third century of the season on the third and final day of fourth round matches in the Caribbean Alliance Insurance sponsored championship against ESA Field Pickwick at Dayrells Road on Saturday, July 4, left-hander Nurse became the first batsman since former Barbados player Ahmed Proverbs seven years ago to attain the coveted feat in such quick time.

The 24-year-old Nurse hit 124 not out to carry his aggregate for the season to 608 at the phenomenal average of 202.67. His scores in sequence after playing his first match from the second round are 179 v Caribbean Lumber YMPC; 209 not out and 48 v BNB St. Catherine; and 48 and 124 not out v Pickwick.

Representing St. Catherine in 2002, Proverbs did not start the season before the third round and in his first five innings, he reeled off scores of 155 and 102 not out v Spartan, 210 and four v BDFSP and 66 v Maple for an aggregate of 537 at an average of 134.25.

Proverbs went on to establish a new record for the most runs in a season – 957 from 18 innings, including one not out (ave: 56.29) including four centuries and three half-centuries in ten matches.

Last month, Nurse became the first batsman in the last three decades to score two double centuries in the Division 1 championship.

His other double-century was in 2003 when he hit 213 for Combined Schools against BCL at Lester Vaughan, Cane Garden, in the opening round. He ended that season with 798 runs at an average of 53.20.

Document Author Keith Holder
Date Published 2009-07-05
Division First Division

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Historical Batting Stats
Pos. Name (Club) MT I NO R HS AVE 100 50 Division
1. Martin Nurse (Gladiola) 6 6 0 98 46 16.33 0 0 2019 Sagicor Twenty20
2. Martin Nurse (Gladiola) 9 14 1 384 64 29.53 0 3 2019 Elite Division
3. Martin Nurse (Gladiola) 8 13 1 390 92 32.50 0 4 2018 Elite Division
4. Martin Nurse (Gladiola) 5 5 1 98 43 24.50 0 0 2018 BCA Super Cup
5. Martin Nurse (Carlton) 7 13 2 377 81 34.27 0 4 2012 Elite Division
6. Martin Nurse (Banks) 2 2 0 27 22 13.50 0 0 2010 Sagicor Twenty20
7. Martin Nurse (Banks) 12 20 2 819 105* 45.50 2 6 2010 First Division
8. Martin Nurse (Banks) 3 3 0 103 51 34.33 0 1 2010 Sagicor Cup
9. Martin Nurse (Wanderers) 12 20 2 1044 209* 58.00 3 2 2009 First Division
10. Martin Nurse (Wanderers) 4 4 0 74 42 18.50 0 0 2009 Sagicor Twenty20
11. Martin Nurse (Wanderers) 6 6 1 255 115* 51.00 1 0 2009 Sagicor Cup
12. Martin Nurse (Wanderers) 2 2 1 31 20* 31.00 0 0 2008 First Division
13. Martin Nurse (Wanderers) 1 1 0 9 9 9.00 0 0 2008 Sagicor Cup
14. Martin Nurse (Wanderers) 10 18 0 540 107 30.00 1 4 2007 Banks First Division
15. Martin Nurse (Wanderers) 7 7 0 320 139 45.71 1 1 2007 Sagicor Cup
16. Martin Nurse (Wanderers) 1 2 0 62 59 31.00 0 1 2006 First Division
17. Martin Nurse (Wanderers) 1 1 0 55 55 55.00 0 1 2005 First Division
18. Martin Nurse (Wanderers) 8 13 2 258 47 23.45 0 0 2004 First Division
19. Martin Nurse (Combined Schools) 9 15 0 798 213 53.20 1 6 2003 First Division
20. Martin Nurse (Combined Schools) 12 21 0 543 70 25.85 0 2 2002 First Division
21. Martin Nurse (Combined Schools) 13 20 0 737 145 36.85 1 4 2001 First Division
22. Martin Nurse (Combined Schools) 9 15 1 251 103 17.92 1 0 2000 First Division
Historical Bowling Stats
Pos. Name (Club) MT O M R W AVE BB 5W 10W ER Tournament
1. Martin Nurse (Gladiola) 9 4.0 0 28 0 0.00 0-0 0 0 7.00 2019 Elite Division
2. Martin Nurse (Gladiola) 8 7.2 1 25 2 12.50 2-10 0 0 3.41 2018 Elite Division
3. Martin Nurse (Carlton) 7 83.5 10 300 12 25.00 3-40 0 0 3.57 2012 Elite Division
4. Martin Nurse (Banks) 3 7.0 1 38 0 0.00 0-0 0 0 5.43 2010 Sagicor Cup
5. Martin Nurse (Banks) 12 113.0 26 386 11 35.09 3-43 0 0 3.42 2010 First Division
6. Martin Nurse (Banks) 2 8.0 0 46 5 9.20 3-21 0 0 5.75 2010 Sagicor Twenty20
7. Martin Nurse (Wanderers) 6 28.0 4 99 6 16.50 3-31 0 0 3.54 2009 Sagicor Cup
8. Martin Nurse (Wanderers) 4 13.0 0 95 5 19.00 3-29 0 0 7.31 2009 Sagicor Twenty20
9. Martin Nurse (Wanderers) 12 155.2 25 573 27 21.22 5-17 3 1 3.69 2009 First Division
10. Martin Nurse (Wanderers) 1 5.0 0 39 1 39.00 1-39 0 0 7.80 2008 Sagicor Cup
11. Martin Nurse (Wanderers) 2 11.0 1 55 5 11.00 4-29 0 0 5.00 2008 First Division
12. Martin Nurse (Wanderers) 7 19.0 0 88 5 17.60 3-38 0 0 4.63 2007 Sagicor Cup
13. Martin Nurse (Wanderers) 10 9.0 17 272 1 27.20 2-26 0 0 3.02 2007 Banks First Division
14. Martin Nurse (Wanderers) 8 64.4 7 227 13 17.46 3-22 0 0 3.51 2004 First Division
15. Martin Nurse (Combined Schools) 9 54.0 5 272 8 34.00 2-36 0 0 5.04 2003 First Division
16. Martin Nurse (Combined Schools) 12 14.0 2 51 1 51.00 1-36 0 0 3.64 2002 First Division
17. Martin Nurse (Combined Schools) 13 8.0 1 38 0 0.00 0-0 0 0 4.75 2001 First Division
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