Brett Tucker carries his bat into the record books

Andrew Samson

September 25, 2002

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Brett Tucker became the 7th opener to carry his bat for Griqualand West over the weekiend. More significantly, his 182* is the highest score by a player carrying his bat in South African first-class cricket. The following are the highest scores by players carrying their bats in South African first-class cricket:

BH Tucker 182* 369 Griqualand West v Boland Kimberley 2002/03
MA Taylor 169* 350 Australia v South Africa Adelaide 1997/98
MH Dekker 162* 312 Zimbabwe A v Transvaal Johannesburg 1995/96
BM White 159* 365 Transvaal v Boland Johannesburg 1995/96
WW Armstrong 159* 309 Australia v South Africa Johannesburg 1902/03
GD Varnals 151* 267 Eastern Province v Border East London 1957/58
JHM Pickerill 143* 325 North-Eastern Transvaal v Rhodesia Pretoria 1951/52
EW Warner 141* 279 Orange Free State v Griqualand West Kimberley 1936/37
IR Redpath 139* 307 Australia v Rhodesia Salisbury 1966/67
MW Rushmere 136* 277 Eastern Province v Northern Transvaal Port Elizabeth 1987/88

Taylor's 169* was the previous highest overall, Dekker's 162* was the previous best in South Africa, and White's 159* was the previous highest in an inter-provincial match.

© United Cricket Board of South Africa

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