Athlete Profiles – Cricket

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Alastair Simcox

Club: Nantwich Cricket Club

Age: 16

A cricket batsman playing a shot

Alastair’s Questions and Answers

Q: Who introduced you to your Sport?
A: I started to play cricket, as I found that when my dad watched it on the TV, I really enjoyed watching the game and I then decided to play Cricket.

Q: What does London 2012 mean to you?
A: London 2012 means having the chance to see some of the best athletes in the world on your doorstep providing inspiration.

Q: What are your sporting aspirations for the future?
A: In the future, I look like to play senior first class cricket and possibly represent England.

Alastair’s Recent Achievements

  • I took 4-16 in my first county game ever against Worcestershire.
  • I took 3-27 against Durham in 2010.
  • For Nantwich under 15s I took 4-4 against Congleton, I also took 4-5 against Bunbury.
  • With the bat I scored 61, my first fifty, which was against Bramhall in 2010.
  • In 2011 I surpassed this with an 81 against Grappenhall, the following week I beat this with an 82 against Tattenhall, which is my best score to date, in the same season I also scored 4 fifty’s.