SOUTH Coast Scorchers batsman Jimmy Edwards bludgeoned an unbeaten 187 from 57 balls – and promptly had team-mates telling him he should be drug tested!

Opener Edwards smashed 11 sixes and 25 fours in a 199-run victory over Cobham Sports in the Wimborne Evening League.

The Ringwood-based blaster has form for such emphatic hitting. His 33-ball hundred against Winton three years ago remains the fastest ton smashed in Bournemouth Evening League cricket.

In his first game in the Last Man Stands T20 championship this season he hammered 97 from 37 balls, briefly ranking him the world’s number one batsman in that competition.

But he insisted this latest knock at Ferndown Wayfarers CC had topped the lot.

Edwards told the Daily Echo: “It was my best innings. Even the mishits were going for four.

"I was batting with Rob Franks and he is renowned for pushing a single and getting to the other end so I got plenty of the strike.

"Some of the lads were telling me I should be drug tested after some of the sixes I hit.

"The only sledging I got from Cobham was to tell me I should show a bit more respect!

“My Saturday cricket with Ellingham is most important but I have lost two stone since Christmas, so I’m fit and playing as much as I can.”