Successful defence of Altham Trophy Title
Posted by Andy Goddard
Posted in News
The Peter Symonds College cricket team have successfully defended their 2013 title by winning the finals of this year’s 40-over Altham Trophy competition with a 128-run victory against Richard Taunton Sixth Form College.
Inserted to bat at a sunny Ageas Bowl, Symonds got off to a poor start when Craig Buttle fell to the second ball of the innings.
But positive batting from Jack Middleton (31) and Dan Clouting (43) helped a recovery to 123-3 at the halfway stage.
A 110-run partnership between Myles Greenwood (50) and Alex Hammond (63*) maintained momentum, with a quick fire 36* from Harry Foyle completing the innings at 260-4.
After another early catch, Taunton’s highest partnership of 42, for the second wicket, was broken by Pete Newman (2-32). Wickets fell at regular intervals, with Will Hughes (2-16) and Josh Poulter (2-8) starring in the middle overs.
At 124-9 with 13 overs remaining, opening bowler and captain Harry Foyle (2-32) returned to the attack. Despite the first 2 balls of the over being driven for 4, he completed the victory by removing off stump.
The Symonds cricket manager Ben Farndon says it was a fantastic day:
“It is great to have retained the Trophy, especially as last year’s win was the first for the College in 32 years. Harry has captained the team really well during the year, and it’s fitting he took the winning wicket.”
Team members: Craig Buttle, Jack Middleton, Dan Clouting, Myles Greenwood, Alex Hammond, Harry Foyle (captain), Pete Newman, Will Hughes, Josh Poulter, Harry Foyle, Rufus Bullough, Joe Salmon, Sam Godfrey.