Belhus Cricket Club - The 99 Club

                             The 99 Club                           
   
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Naturally it's very disappointing when you're dismissed in the 90s.
But spare a thought for the unfortunate clutch of Belhus batsmen who have been dismissed on 99.
David Webb
(1981)
Martin Guilbert
(2007)
Joe Joyce
(2013)
Charlie Lewis
(2013)
Danny Joyce (2018) 
Fine batsmen all.  But did they succumb to a bout of nerves - or was it just bad luck? 


Test players are clearly not exempt from nerves. 
Michael Atherton was twice dismissed on 99, Richie Richardson and Mark Waugh both fell one short of their centuries.  And 99 was the highest test score made by Shane WarneGreg Blewett has the distinction of scoring 99 twice in a calendar year, and in 1960, M. L. Jaisimha, the Indian opener, was run out on 99 (having batted for 500 minutes!). 




David Webb


Martin Guilbert


Charlie Lewis


Joe Joyce


Danny Joyce

                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Unfortunately, not every club cricketer gets the opportunity to score a century - particularly those who bat lower down the order at, say, No. 6 or below.  It means a lot to any cricketer to score a century during his playing career but, in a bizarre kind of way, is it not more memorable (and a life-long talking point) to score 99 but not make a century?  Or perhaps that only applies to those who have actually scored a century!  
                                                                              
              
   
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