Double-century fuels Cam Bancroft’s hopes of Australia call-up in Ashes series

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Cam Bancroft surged past 200 on day 2.

CAMERON Bancroft has notched up his highest ever first-class score to further press his case for an Ashes debut.

Unbeaten on 161 overnight, the WA opener continued his marathon Sheffield Shield innings against South Australia at the WACA Ground.

He brought up his third double-century with a six off opposition skipper Travis Head in the 121st over and passed his previous best of 211 against New South Wales in 2014-15 shortly before lunch.

The 24-year-old is on 228 not out off 351 deliveries, with the Warriors sitting pretty on 7-514 with debutant Andrew Holder (20 off 26 balls) the other not out batsman.

In more good news for Bancroft’s Ashes hopes, Queensland opener Matt Renshaw had yet another failure in the second innings against the Blues.

Renshaw was caught down the leg side off veteran quick Doug Bollinger for one, taking his season average to just 11.7 from six Shield innings.

More to come

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