|Northern Superchargers 158-7 (100 balls): Brook 105* (42); Willey 2-10|
|Welsh Fire: yet to bat|
England batter Harry Brook blasted the first century of the 2023 men’s Hundred against Welsh Fire at Headingley.
The 24-year-old reached the milestone from just 41 balls and finished on a magnificent 105 not out, including 11 fours and seven sixes.
Brook was on 83 with five balls remaining but smashed three fours and a six off David Payne to bring up his ton.
No other Superchargers batter passed 15 as they posted 158-7.
“It was tough at the start against the new ball and they had two world-class bowlers up front,” said Brook.
“But the pitch improved after that. The crowd were quite quiet at the start but it was nice that I managed to gee them up a bit!”
His phenomenal solo effort came after Fire restricted Superchargers to 10-3 and then 78-6, with Brook scoring 58 out of an eighth-wicket partnership of…