Gosport Borough’s Tindale brothers both hit Hampshire League centuries in same game

Harry, left, and George Tindale shared a 266-run stand for Gosport Borough 3rds at Privett ParkHarry, left, and George Tindale shared a 266-run stand for Gosport Borough 3rds at Privett Park
Harry, left, and George Tindale shared a 266-run stand for Gosport Borough 3rds at Privett Park
Oh brother! George and Harry Tindale both hit centuries as Gosport Borough 3rds powered their way to a crushing Hampshire Cricket League victory.

George, 28, blasted 158 not out from 106 balls and Harry, 26, made 125 from 85 deliveries in the Division 5 South East match at home to Petersfield 2nds.

Together they shared a huge fourth-wicket partnership of 266 at Privett Park, with George striking 20 fours and four sixes, and Harry clubbing 18 boundaries and five maximums.

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Their heroics helped Boro, who had lost four of their six previous completed matches this season, amass 334-4 from their 40 overs after being asked to bat.

And Harry wasn't finished there because he went on to claim 3-16 from 6.1 overs with the ball as Petersfield were all out for 101 in reply, leaving Boro 233-run winners. George Lee also took three wickets.

Both George and Harry played for Boro as colts before joining Hollybank CC, where their dad Ian was a regular run-scorer. They progressed to be regular first teamers until the club folded in 2015.

“We have approached them before about playing, but circumstances did not quite work out until this winter when they expressed their keenness to return,” said Gosport’s Chris Giles.

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George has now compiled 344 runs at 66.80 in seven 3rd XI games, having previously hit 57 against Solent Rangers 2nds and 55 against Kerala 3rds.

Harry has been less prolific but spent the first three league games in the 2nd XI.

George's previous career best was 97 not out, while this was the first time Harry had passed 50 in a league game.

The siblings’ 266-run stand was not a club record partnership, though, with Dion Bynoe and Danny Bradley-Turner amassing 286 for the third wicket against Clanfield last season.

West Indian Bynoe hammered 171 on his debut off just 79 balls while Bradley-Turner, just 14 at the time, hit 122 as Boro 3rds posted 397-3.

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