Desperques is first to make back-to-back tons twice

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FOR the second time in his career, Martyn Desperques has recorded back-to-back centuries – and came close to an even more astonishing feat last week.

Martyn Desperques made back-to-back century breaks in the Premier Division last week. (Picture by Ben Fiore, 19352960)

The island’s top player knocked in efforts of 109 and 120 in successive frames against Ryan Le Page in a Premier Division encounter at the Gremlin Club – after hitting 71 in the first frame.

His 300-point haul in three frames is arguably the most destructive league performance in the history of the local game and also takes Desperques’ overall ‘ton’ count to 49 competitively.

‘It was unbelievable really, it was one of those evenings where I didn’t feel like I was going to miss, everything just clicked,’ he said.

‘Obviously I did miss a couple because if I hadn’t I could have had three successive centuries and a couple of 130-plus, but that is probably as well as I have ever played for a sustained period.

‘To be able to do it [back-to-back centuries] once [in 2010] was fantastic but to show it was no fluke by doing it again means a lot to me.’

It is the third time the feat has been achieved, as Desperques’ great rival, Adam Shorto, first achieved it in 2007.


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