Alton College cricket success
The Alton College cricket team have been celebrating their win of the Altham Trophy after an impressive performance against Farnborough at the Rose Bowl.
Alton College were record-breaking as they scored 341-5 with Jack Penn scoring a huge 146 in quick time. 341 is the biggest score to be recorded in an Altham trophy final and Jack Penn, with his huge 146 in very quick time, was also the quickest ever 100. At one stage Alton had 200 runs on the board without losing a single wicket. Alton bowled them all out for 168 with Dan Matthews, Will Phillips and Dan Miles all taking wickets.
With everyone who batted adding to the score, Alton College set a huge score for Farnborough to chase down. After a quick break it was Farnborough’s turn to bat. Like they have done all season, the bowlers bowled very well and managed to pick up some very quick wickets. Alton College bowlers were also strong and got everyone out for 168 with 12 overs still to play with Dan Matthews, Will Phillips, Jack Myers and Dan Miles all taking wickets. The College team have now been in five consecutive finals, winning three of them, and they remain undefeated in one of the oldest college trophies in Hampshire for two years, winning every format they have played in.
The trials for the cricket team 2011/12 will take place at the start of the summer term.
Players photographed are as follows: back row (left to right) Jack Penn, Dan Miles, James Harding, Jonny Dow, Ryan Covey, Jack Myers, James Peacock. Front row (left to right) Dan Matthews, Will Phillips, George Hellyer and Jack Austin.