EAPL landmarks: 2021 preview


Swardeston 1st XI scorer and statistician Norm Bygrave has been busy delving into the East Anglian Premier League statistics and here highlights players who may reach certain landmarks in 2021.

With Swardeston about to embark on their 23rd EAPL campaign here are some possible EAPL landmarks that could be reached in the coming weeks and months.

Ex skipper Mark Thomas will reach the impressive landmark of 350 appearances with his second match of the summer. Richard Sims needs just one more match to reach 150, Peter Lambert needs just eight more games to reach 250 and current skipper Joe Gatting’s seventh game will see him bring up a century of appearances. Joe Flatt (8 matches needed) and Alfie Cooper (18) should reach their 50th appearance this summer.

The most likely batting landmark to go sees Alfie Cooper needing 13 runs to reach 500 league runs. Joe Gatting’s next century would see him reach 20 league centuries and extend his club record. Jordan Taylor looks best place to reach his next thousand, 406 runs would see him become the fifth Swardeston batsman to reach 5000 EAPL runs, although a good season from Joe Gatting could see him pip Jordan to that accolade, Joe requiring 755 runs. Meanwhile Jordan’s younger brother Callum needs just 8 more boundaries to reach 500 EAPL boundaries.

On the bowling front, Joe Gatting needs just three more wickets to reach 150 EAPL wickets, but sits a long way behind Mark Thomas, who will be hoping to extend his 503 league wickets. Matthew Taylor requires 13 more to reach the 100 mark and Callum Taylor just 17 to reach his century. Peter Lambert needs just three more to bag his 50th victim.

Stephen Gray will reach 200 with his second catch of the season and his 20th wicket keeping dismissal will be his 250th. Mark Thomas needs eight more catches to reach the 100 mark and Callum Taylor’s fourth of the season will see him reach 50.

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