Wairarapa Gold all-rounder Quinn Childs has started the year 8 Riverbend campaign in style by scoring a century in the first game of the tournament against Porirua City yesterday at Windsor Park in Napier.

Childs batting at first drop came to the wicket after the first over was completed with the total just 3 runs. 170 runs later Childs had struck 16 fours and compiled his maiden century 103 runs off 115 balls.

The only other batsman from the Wairarapa Gold team to make double figures was Jake McIntyre with 16 as the team was dismissed for 205 in 42.3 overs.

Childs comes from a good cricketing pedigree being the son of former Wairarapa rep Mark Childs and first cousin Liam Burling has recently been selected in the CD under 17 team.

Wairarapa Gold then followed up the impressive form of Childs by taking control with ball in hand bowling Porirua City out for 87 in 28.3 overs.

There were 3 bowlers who took 3 wickets including Childs’ twin brother Ethan who opened the bowling and took 3-28 off 6.3 overs. Phagen Clarke-Winiata took 3-9 off 6 overs and Cooper Jamieson finished with figures of 3-13 off 3 overs. Quinn Childs topped off and all round solid effort by bowling 4 overs and going for only 3 runs.

To view the scorecard click here http://www.crichq.com/matches/88850

Wairarapa Gold have another 5 games to play at the tournament which concludes on Thursday.

Quinn Childs celebrates his century below