Batting pair show gusto in trophy win

The St Cross team

The St Cross team

First published in General Sport

Tom and Harry Foyle put bat to ball with some gusto as St Cross Symondians ratted up 175-6 to beat Bishop’s Waltham by 56 runs to win the Winchester & District CA Igglesden Trophy.

Tom smashed 30 off ten balls – three sixes and three boundaries – to give St Cross a blistering start, which women’s hockey coach Jack Middleton (21) and Dan Young, with a quick fire 43 subsequently extended.

Then it was Harry Foyle’s turn – Sam Medhurst coming in for a fearful blast, with 25 runs coming off one of his overs.

Foyle cracked 38 off 16 balls as St Cross posted a match winning score.

Josh Merluk took 5-24 as Bishop’s Waltham replied with 119-8, Henry Magee scoring 45.

l Martin Cheyney (51) and Jake Roach (55) hit half-centuries and Doug Butler weighed in with a five-wicket haul as Tichborne Park comfortably beat Ropley by 68 runs to regain the Winchester & District CA Tichborne Trophy after a two-year absence.

Tichborne’s 142-5 proved far beyond Ropley, who managed only 74-7 in reply, Butler taking 5-26 and Tom Allam 2-12.

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