Anthony Clark scores 107 in Lions big total against Mosman

Veteran knock: Lions opener Anthony Clark carves one out on the offside during his innings of 107 against Mosman on Saturday at Rosedale Oval. Pictures: Simon Bennett
Veteran knock: Lions opener Anthony Clark carves one out on the offside during his innings of 107 against Mosman on Saturday at Rosedale Oval. Pictures: Simon Bennett

He may split his time between coaching and playing these days, but Fairfield Liverpool veteran Anthony Clark is still getting the job done in the middle.

The off-spinning all-rounder, who last year became the first player in NSW Premier Cricket history to score 10,000 runs and take 700 wickets, compiled a composed century to help the Lions to their fourth straight 300-plus score of the season against Mosman.

Great knock: Clarke's 216-ball innings including 14 boundaries. He was eventually dismissed by Matthew Day in the afternoon session.

Great knock: Clarke's 216-ball innings including 14 boundaries. He was eventually dismissed by Matthew Day in the afternoon session.

His knock of 107, combined with a vital unbroken 80-run eighth wicket stand between Raveesh Srivastava (52 not out) and Jeremy Maher (34 not out) helped the home team finish the day at 7-306. Clark combined with Matt Critchley (48) to steady the ship after losing several early wickets after winning the toss and batting.

Aged 40 years and 233, Clark is the first 40-year-old to score a first grade ton since Jeff Cook in 2013-14.

The attention now turns to the bowlers minus captain Gurinder Sandhu to register the team’s third win of the season on Saturday.