BOLTONIAN cricketer Josh Bohannon was delighted to get his maiden first-class century for Lancashire on Wednesday – and then kick on further with more runs.

The 22-year-old former Farnworth Social Circle star celebrated hitting three figures against Derbyshire at Emirates Old Trafford before adding another 74 runs yesterday – eventually edging a drive off Fynn Hudson-Prentice to Wayne Madsen at first slip.

By the time he left the crease, he had helped the Red Rose to a healthy first innings lead in the County Championship Division Two clash.

After making his first-team debut just last season, Bohannon was named Lancashire’s Breakthrough Player of the Year in 2018 and has justified his promotion to the regular senior ranks this campaign.

But while individual success pleases him, the Farnworth youngster says it is all about team glory overall.

After notching his maiden first-class ton, he said: “It is a bit surreal to be honest but I’m really chuffed.

“One of the first things we talked about at the start of the season was if you get a hundred and you get in on a good pitch can you get to 150 or make it a double century?

“Obviously Dane Vilas has done it this season so it’s very pleasing to do the same and hopefully it has put us in a great position to win this game.

“Everyone understands that a hundred is a great milestone for an individual but you have to kick on for the team and carry on batting.

“I’ve been bumped up the order from eight to seven and then from seven to five and did okay and when I spoke to Dane he said he thought I deserved a bit more of a chance.

“I always felt I just needed one score there and I’d be fine and thankfully it’s come.

“I’m very happy and playing first-class cricket is something you dream about.

“It’s only one innings though in what will hopefully be a long career and I’ve just got to keep going.”