Ballistic 174


Cam Jackson’s pictured after his astonishing, record-breaking knock of 174 in the Queenstown Cricket Club T20 competition last Friday.

The 18-year-old Otago A player, who brought up his century at the start of the 13th over, hit the hapless Jack’s Point attack for 15 sixes and 12 fours.

Even his Otago Country teammate bowler Kevin Loggenberg was clobbered for 24 in one over.

The former Wakatipu High student was dismissed off the second last ball of the innings, helping propel his Kelvin Heights Ducks to a competition-record 249 for 2 – they subsequently won by 99 runs.

Cam’s off to Otago Polytechnic on an Otago Cricket scholarship, playing for the Taieri Cricket Club.

It’s thought the previous T20 record was held by former Queenstowner, ex-English international Dermot Reeve.

In other T20 action last Friday, Arrowtown Massive, who’d been upset by Fernhill Challengers the week before, beat Shotover Rhinos by 73 runs.

Arrowtown’s Morgan Walker took 4 for 4.

And Wakatipu Warlords beat Fernhill by three wickets.