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11-year-old Killyclooney cricketer hits first century

Kyle Magee

Kyle Magee

Killyclooney may be struggling at the wrong end of the Long’s SuperValu Championship table at the moment however the club has a reputation perhaps second only Donemana in bringing through a host of youngsters into the local game.

Both William Porterfield and Graeme McCarter, now playing County Cricket, learned their trade at the tiny Tyrone club and the likes of Dean McCarter, Mark Snodgrass, David and Ryan Barr and the Lynch brothers at Strabane have all done likewise.

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And it looks like there may be more to come too after a remarkable innings this weekend during Killyclooney thirds game with Fox Lodge fourths when Kyle Magee score his maiden century for them.

Scoring your first club “ton” is a great achievement for any player- indeed Mark Gordon did the same for the first X1 last week- however Kyle is a mere 11 years old.

Such is his talent that Kyle was selected for the North West under-13’s when he was still in Primary School so his innings was a surprise to no-one at the club.

The youngster (pictured here) may have a long way to go before he follows in the footsteps of a Porterfield or McCarter, but he looks like he could be one to watch over the next couple of seasons.

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