OLI Hairs boosted his chances of a Scotland recall by hitting a superb century as the Eastern Knights swept aside the Tilney Pro50 challenge of the Cally Highlanders at Raeburn Place on Monday 29th April.
The emphatic eight-wicket triumph came just 24 hours after the Knights had thumped the Western Warriors at the same venue.
Hairs – absent from the national set-up for several seasons – made the most of his opportunity by thumping 116 as his side cruised to the target of 234 in the 38th over.
George Munsey was again in tremendous form, racing to an unbeaten 41 from just 13 balls to complete the job.
Earlier, Highlanders had limped to 233 all out, featuring 46 from Scott Cameron, 44 from Craig Wallace and 30 by Chris Greaves.
Hayes van der Berg was the pick of the home attack with three for 45.
Hairs made his attacking intentions clear from the start of the pursuit, frequency finding the boundary rope.
He and Mike Carson brought up the hundred without being parted.
Carson then perished for 58 with the tally on 160 in the 28th over – leaving Hairs to quickly complete his ton, made from 95 deliveries and containing 11 fours and three sixes.
His excellent knock ended when he pulled Greaves into the hands of Michael Leask at deep midwicket.
But by that stage the contest was in the bag and Munsey made sure in trademark style.