West Mersea Cricket Club News story

Record breaking season continues for James Rutter

13 Jun 2022

A rare failure for James Rutter on Saturday, scoring just a single, did not temper his record breaking season, as on Sunday he bounced back with a career best 161 not out in the NECL game with Great Totham. It also saw him pass 4500 career runs.

That was his fourth century of the season, breaking the record of 3 by Luke Conway in 2006 and 2008, and Daniel Harness in 2002. It was also his 10th score of the season over fifty, equalling Neil Goodridge (1 century and 9 fifties) in 2012.

The 161 on Sunday took him to 429 for the month of June (a record for most runs scored in the month of June) and only 104 from his record of 533 in a calendar month, set last month !, with still another two weeks to go.

Currently he is on 962 runs for the season - reaching that total in just 16 games, he will be the second player to score 1000 in a season behind Luke Conway (who has achieved the feat four times). He will be the quickest to 1000, Luke achieved his after 35 games in 2007 and 2011, with the earliest by date, being 11th September.

Finally, he has the highest seasonal aggregate of runs well within his sights, Luke Conway's 1100 set in 2007.