RECORD-BREAKER Matt Durrell admitted being proud and delighted after becoming Wivenhoe Town's highest-ever scorer - taking his total for the club to a mammoth 12,000 runs.

The opener smashed 78 not out in Saturday's seven-wicket success at Hadleigh and, in the process, surpassed Jon Wiseman’s previous best of 11,961.

It was the perfect way to cap another Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship success for the in-form Rectory Road side.

Afterwards Durrell said: "Getting the record is something that's been on the horizon for a while so it was nice to get there and even sweeter that it came in another victory.

"I'm really proud because the club means a lot to me.

"I've been playing here since I was seven and have progressed through all the colts age groups.

"It's been a big and important part of my life.

"To now be record run-scorer feels great and everyone has been fantastic since it happened.

"I've had some nice comments, including a lovely text from Jon.

"He's someone I've known for a long time and I started playing men's cricket just as he was coming to the end of his career.

"He congratulated me and told me to push on and try and get to 30,000 runs.

"I'd love to think that's possible because I'm only 25.

"I still feel I've got a lot of cricket left in me and would love to double my current tally at least, although it's probably best to take it year by year because you never know what's going to happen in terms of injuries and other commitments."

Durrell, whose twin brother, Tom, also plays for Wivenhoe, surpassed Wiseman’s record of 11,961 during Saturday's victory.

He went into the match 39 runs shy but scored an unbeaten 78 - featuring a dozen fours and two sixes, from 90 balls - as Wivenhoe continued their winnings ways, keeping the pressure on first division pacesetters Worlington, Woolpit and Halstead.

He has now scored two 50s and two first-team centuries this season, with his best being 135 not out away to Maldon.

In addition to his runs, Durrell, who made his senior debut in 2005, has also taken 338 wickets, including three more victims at the weekend as Hadleigh were restricted to 128 for seven from their 40 overs.

He removed three of their top-four batsmen before taking centre stage with the bat himself.