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Tons just keep coming for our Liam Shaw

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     Tons just keep coming for our Liam Shaw

Batsman/wicketkeeper Liam Shaw has started a page of his own in Moonee Valley's Wisden record of achievements, having hit three centuries - all unbeaten - in three successive games.
Liam Shaw holds the page in Moonee Valley's Wisden where he will stand alone with three consecutive centuries - 333 runs without losing his wicket - with teammates (from left) Nick Brelis, Paddy Shelton, Justin Trowell, Shane Chalmers and Charlie Jackson.Liam's whirlwind 128no in the Fifths on January 7 was followed by 100no in the Sixths the following week - and he repeated the dose on January 21 with an unbeaten 105 against Ascot Vale.
After his second ton Liam became just the ninth player in Club history to ton-up in successive games - but he was part of that illustrious group for just one week before setting a new standard all of his own.
At right: Liam Shaw holds the page in Moonee Valley's Wisden where he will stand alone with three consecutive centuries - 333 runs without losing his wicket - with teammates (from left) Nick Brelis, Paddy Shelton, Justin Trowell, Shane Chalmers and Charlie Jackson.
He doesn't have an average over the course of his three centuries, having scored 333 runs without the loss of his wicket.
You have to go back to the last round before the Christmas break to see when he last walked off - but even that was a brutal 87. That gives Liam an average of 420 across the four games.
It's the most sustained run of top form in Moonee Valley history.
Liam said the third century was particularly significant for him, as his grandmother passed away two days before the match.
Liam's successive centuries were the first at Moonee Valley since Trent Milne tonned up in the Fifths and Eighths in 2011/12. Other players to achieve the feat are Warwick Nolan in 1988/89, Ian Denny in 1990/91, Sandro Capocchi in 1991/92, Shane Golds in 2001/02, Matt Thomas in 2006/07, Arosha Perera in 2008/09 and Dean Lawson in 2008/09. But now Liam's in a class of his own.
Liam played his junior cricket at Old Students Cricket Club in the Shepparton district, but dropped out of the game for about seven years before he was enticed to play with mates at Moonee Valley.

 

January 22, 2017
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