Godleman to savour feeling of special achievement

Tuesday 25th August 2015
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Written by Danny Painter

Billy Godleman says he is humbled to join an elite list of players after scoring back-to-back centuries versus Kent in the LV= County Championship.

The Derbyshire batsman registered scores of 108 and 105 not out against Kent at The 3aaa County Ground, before rain ended any chance of a result late on Day Four.

Godleman became just the fifth Derbyshire player, and the first since Kim Barnett in 1990, to score three consecutive first-class hundreds after also hitting 101 in the second innings against Leicestershire at Grace Road in the previous match.

“It hasn’t sunk in yet, over the course of the next 48 hours I am sure it will but I am very proud of my achievements in this match,” said Godleman.

“It’s very special to be part of a small of group of players who have scored three hundreds in a row. 25 years is a long time and I’m very humbled by that achievement.

“I feel like I am playing really well at the moment. I am always looking to make the most of any opportunity I have to get in and score runs.

“I think having a positive mind-set has enabled me to score at a quicker rate and gain more confidence over the course of the season.

“We were all disappointed not to get out there for the final session, it was set up to be a really good game. We fancied our chances quite strongly after taking two big wickets in the afternoon but it wasn’t to be unfortunately.

“We will take the positives from this game into The Oval on Tuesday. There are three games left which presents three opportunities to win and we will travel down to play Surrey in the next game with the aim of winning.”

Derbyshire are back in home action on Wednesday 9 September for the start of the LV= County Championship fixture versus Essex. Supporters can save £4 by purchasing tickets in advance.



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