Brew in record running

PUBLISHED : Monday, 17 January, 1994, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 17 January, 1994, 12:00am

IT has taken 20 years, almost enough time for a willow to mature, but at last Hong Kong cricket is about to see a new landmark.

Sportsman par excellence Stewart Brew is poised to smash a milestone in the Sunday League, having equalled the highest number of runs made by a batsman - 968 - in one season.

During the 1973/74 season, Hong Kong Cricket Club's Peter Davies scored 968 runs. This record has stood the test of time, till now. Not one but two batsmen are threatening to enter the history books - Optmists' Brew and Templars' Rahul Sharma.

Brew is likely to be the first to get to the target. Hong Kong's double international (having played rugby too) scored 99 yesterday against Little Sai Wan, and equalled the record.

But his club tumbled to a 15-run loss, failing to reach the 223-run target.

At Mission Road, meanwhile, Brew's rival to reach 1,000 runs this season, Sharma, is 80 runs short, being dismissed for 61 in the Templars total of 267 for four wickets. Sharma, however, ended on the winning side, with Templars bowling out British Forcesfor 201.