TOTTON & Eling’s David Taylor opened the cricket season with a big-hitting attack on the record books – only to have his triple-hundred branded ‘pointless’.
Taylor dropped down to Totton & Eling’s 2nd XI for their Southern League encounter with Trojans after rain had washed out their first XI fixture against Lymington.
And the former Worcestershire all-rounder promptly blasted an incredible 330 off just 160 balls, a knock featuring a staggering 31 sixes and 19 fours.
It was the highest individual score in the league’s history and helped Totton & Eling to the monstrous total of 412 for three. They duly rolled over Trojans for 103 to win by the mammoth total of 309 runs but one rival skipper reckoned Taylor’s fireworks were wholly unnecessary.
David Banks, skipper of Sarisbury who spent 18 seasons with Totton & Eling, said: “If you are captain and coach of the first team and trying to help youngsters I’m not sure how batting for 50 overs and scoring 330 does that. It seems a bit pointless to me.
“I wouldn’t have done it. It seems a bit embarrassing.”