Totton & Eling coach smashes his way into record books with unbeaten 330

Totton & Eling coach smashes his way into record books with unbeaten 330

Totton & Eling coach smashes his way into record books with unbeaten 330

First published in Local Cricket

David Taylor, Totton & Eling’s new captain/coach, may have set a new world record for the highest ever individual score in a 50 over recreational cricket match.

The 37-year old all-rounder, who joined the Eels from Alton in the close season, smashed an all-time record Southern Electric Premier League score of 330 not out for Totton & Eling’s second team against bewildered Division 3 rivals Trojans at the Linden Oval.

Taylor turned out for the club’s 2nd XI to get some batting practice when his own Premier Division game at Lymington was called off and peppered the Southern Gardens boundary, smacking 31 sixes.

He also hit 19 fours, making his 330 off 160 balls.

Taylor, who played twenty20 cricket for Derbyshire the first season the format arrived on the county scene, almost single-handedly steered Totton to 412-3 – a joint Premier League record score – before Trojans, at one stage 17-6, were dismissed for 103.

Even after tea he couldn't keep out of the action, promptly taking a slip catch to remove Trojans opener Ed Boyd, who became the first of three victims for Nick Edens (3-21).

With Azeem Hamed (3-23) weighing in, Trojans lost six wickets for 17 runs before Mark Oakden (32) and Jamie Donaldson (34) gave some respectability to the Stoneham reply.

Teenager Hakim Peruzi (3-26) had both batsmen caught before Trojans stumbled to 103 all out – and a league record 309-run defeat.

The Southern Electric Premier League believe Taylor’s unbeaten 330 is a highest-ever score in English recreational 50-over cricket.

But, as results secretary Mike Rose points out: "There are often some bizarre high-scoring encounters on the sub-continent, so we need to do some careful checking before we announce any records.”

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7:45pm Mon 7 May 12

The Watcher says...

Ridiculous.
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Bully boy batting playing for the seconds in a standard well below where he should be playing.
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If he wanted batting practice then get in the nets with first team bowlers or fire up the bowling machine.
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Ruined what could have been a competitive game for 21 other players.
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He (and Totton & Eling) should be ashamed of this, not boasting about it.
Ridiculous. . Bully boy batting playing for the seconds in a standard well below where he should be playing. . If he wanted batting practice then get in the nets with first team bowlers or fire up the bowling machine. . Ruined what could have been a competitive game for 21 other players. . He (and Totton & Eling) should be ashamed of this, not boasting about it. The Watcher
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11:54am Tue 8 May 12

anon1267 says...

I heard at one point he was heard to say 'this will sort my contract out for next year!'

arrogant, arrogant, arrogant
I heard at one point he was heard to say 'this will sort my contract out for next year!' arrogant, arrogant, arrogant anon1267
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7:26pm Tue 8 May 12

anon1983 says...

I think the first comment may be a case of sour grapes. Well done to him for a fantastic score and for taking three wickets!
I think the first comment may be a case of sour grapes. Well done to him for a fantastic score and for taking three wickets! anon1983
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11:18pm Tue 8 May 12

ontheterrace says...

I don't think it is sour grapes. He is there to help bring on the younger players and this does not help them. He took the place of a second team player and then preceded to bat throughout the innings whereby he could have got his century and retired to give some 'batting practice' to the rest of the team who will be batting without him for the rest of the season. The talk is alos that he was caught out in the mid 200's but remonstrated with the umpires until tey reinsyated him. His complaint was there were only 3 fielders in the ring. How arrogant is that whereby he could have just walked at that point rather than getting the umpires to change their decision. Fairplay good player and all that but seems to have a big ego and not really showing the spirit of cricket for his club
I don't think it is sour grapes. He is there to help bring on the younger players and this does not help them. He took the place of a second team player and then preceded to bat throughout the innings whereby he could have got his century and retired to give some 'batting practice' to the rest of the team who will be batting without him for the rest of the season. The talk is alos that he was caught out in the mid 200's but remonstrated with the umpires until tey reinsyated him. His complaint was there were only 3 fielders in the ring. How arrogant is that whereby he could have just walked at that point rather than getting the umpires to change their decision. Fairplay good player and all that but seems to have a big ego and not really showing the spirit of cricket for his club ontheterrace
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11:58pm Tue 8 May 12

SPL observer says...

Having played against the guy many times, I'm surprised by the ego accusations. Good player and nice guy.

Firstly I have to say what an effort, despite the fact he is one of the best players in the league to get that score in any standard, even if he was playing in Hampshire Division Regional SW3 or whatever, is incredible.

However, I agree totally with the first two comments. Totton have devalued the SEPL 3 for long enough by sticking half their 1st team in the 2nds to artificially keep them up. To do it first game of the season shows total disrespect for the opposition & the league. Come on SEPL do something about it - it's a joke, got to feel for Trojans - I hope the league orders a replay and removes the game under the 'spirit of cricket' banner. League devalued in first week, well done Totton!
Having played against the guy many times, I'm surprised by the ego accusations. Good player and nice guy. Firstly I have to say what an effort, despite the fact he is one of the best players in the league to get that score in any standard, even if he was playing in Hampshire Division Regional SW3 or whatever, is incredible. However, I agree totally with the first two comments. Totton have devalued the SEPL 3 for long enough by sticking half their 1st team in the 2nds to artificially keep them up. To do it first game of the season shows total disrespect for the opposition & the league. Come on SEPL do something about it - it's a joke, got to feel for Trojans - I hope the league orders a replay and removes the game under the 'spirit of cricket' banner. League devalued in first week, well done Totton! SPL observer
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12:05am Wed 9 May 12

ontheterrace says...

I am happy to remove the ego comment as do not personally know him but had feedback from several there re the no ball and non wicket so may have been quick to jump to an assumption. The rest of the comments re the spirit of cricket etc I stand by and would hope that this type of thing is an exception as it is a sure fire way of destroying competitive cricket and attracting new players to the sport.
I am happy to remove the ego comment as do not personally know him but had feedback from several there re the no ball and non wicket so may have been quick to jump to an assumption. The rest of the comments re the spirit of cricket etc I stand by and would hope that this type of thing is an exception as it is a sure fire way of destroying competitive cricket and attracting new players to the sport. ontheterrace
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11:48am Wed 9 May 12

scottyparkerisaniron says...

Fair play to the guy. It's not his fault that he is awesome. Nor is it his fault that the Trojans bowling attack is utter pony.
Fair play to the guy. It's not his fault that he is awesome. Nor is it his fault that the Trojans bowling attack is utter pony. scottyparkerisaniron
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11:53am Wed 9 May 12

This is an outrage says...

Totton should be embarrassed….. Taylor appeared to farm the strike from ball one leaving his “team mates” to sit and watch. A good game was spoilt by a big ego.
Totton should be embarrassed….. Taylor appeared to farm the strike from ball one leaving his “team mates” to sit and watch. A good game was spoilt by a big ego. This is an outrage
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5:41pm Wed 9 May 12

ontheterrace says...

Where have all the comments gone censureship or paranoia?
Where have all the comments gone censureship or paranoia? ontheterrace
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5:46pm Wed 9 May 12

ontheterrace says...

They are back!
Must have been paranoia then
sorry
They are back! Must have been paranoia then sorry ontheterrace
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8:29pm Wed 9 May 12

The Watcher says...

Sour grapes??
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Don't think so, my only connection with Trojans is that I once played on the astroturf up there and once dropped the wife off at an aerobics class at BAT.
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Cricket is a game where if you drop below your level, then you can easily dominate. I'm sure if Trojan's bowlers dropped down to their 3rds they'd have a field day somewhere in the Hampshire League.
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As someone else said, at the very least perhaps knock up a ton and then retire.
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Selfish all round and not a good advert for the game. Reduced it to a farce.
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Look at the stats. One player scored 330 off 27 overs, whilst the other 81 runs come off of 23 overs.
Sour grapes?? . Don't think so, my only connection with Trojans is that I once played on the astroturf up there and once dropped the wife off at an aerobics class at BAT. . Cricket is a game where if you drop below your level, then you can easily dominate. I'm sure if Trojan's bowlers dropped down to their 3rds they'd have a field day somewhere in the Hampshire League. . As someone else said, at the very least perhaps knock up a ton and then retire. . Selfish all round and not a good advert for the game. Reduced it to a farce. . Look at the stats. One player scored 330 off 27 overs, whilst the other 81 runs come off of 23 overs. The Watcher
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9:01am Thu 10 May 12

Kiss The Helmet says...

WOW what an innings - wish I could score 330 in 50 overs even against my gran. Shame really though as proabably the first game for those Trojans players and it was all over after 20 overs - joke. Does make a mockery of the league system and the point of them. Not in the spirit of cricket which is all I hear about nowadays - wonder if the SPL will look to use this to underline their support of the spirit of cricket or just focus on the fact that a record has occurred in their legaue. Problem is the world now thinks the SPL is a mickey mouse league, not done the SPL reputation any good imo. Plus tellign the umpires he was not out and convincing them to carry on his display - who does he think he is WG Grace? Apart from that what an amazing feat - incredible really.
WOW what an innings - wish I could score 330 in 50 overs even against my gran. Shame really though as proabably the first game for those Trojans players and it was all over after 20 overs - joke. Does make a mockery of the league system and the point of them. Not in the spirit of cricket which is all I hear about nowadays - wonder if the SPL will look to use this to underline their support of the spirit of cricket or just focus on the fact that a record has occurred in their legaue. Problem is the world now thinks the SPL is a mickey mouse league, not done the SPL reputation any good imo. Plus tellign the umpires he was not out and convincing them to carry on his display - who does he think he is WG Grace? Apart from that what an amazing feat - incredible really. Kiss The Helmet
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9:13am Thu 10 May 12

This is an outrage says...

SPL = Joke

I have heard that a few of the younger Trojans have refused to play again.

On a more Positive note Marcus Trescothick is looking forward to he debut at Liphook.
SPL = Joke I have heard that a few of the younger Trojans have refused to play again. On a more Positive note Marcus Trescothick is looking forward to he debut at Liphook. This is an outrage
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10:23am Thu 10 May 12

scottyparkerisaniron says...

I've heard on the grapevine that David Taylor will be dressing up as Sachin Tendulkar for the Liphook game. I for one will be there to see him smash the 400 mark. Go on David Taylor you absolute legend.
I've heard on the grapevine that David Taylor will be dressing up as Sachin Tendulkar for the Liphook game. I for one will be there to see him smash the 400 mark. Go on David Taylor you absolute legend. scottyparkerisaniron
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10:34am Thu 10 May 12

Competitive Dad says...

Was at the "game" Saturday, amazing display of power hitting. What will remain in my mind, however, was seeing an ex pro talk his way out of being given out caught, claiming that there were too many fielders outside the ring. He was on 242 at the time! I also understand that Trojans gave 2 teenage bowlers their debut at totton - doubt they are too keen to play next week?
All in all a pretty shameful display from both Taylor and his Totton paymasters, when will the league introduce a fairer set of rules governing "big gun" players dropping down the leagues and totally undermining the spirit of the game?
Was at the "game" Saturday, amazing display of power hitting. What will remain in my mind, however, was seeing an ex pro talk his way out of being given out caught, claiming that there were too many fielders outside the ring. He was on 242 at the time! I also understand that Trojans gave 2 teenage bowlers their debut at totton - doubt they are too keen to play next week? All in all a pretty shameful display from both Taylor and his Totton paymasters, when will the league introduce a fairer set of rules governing "big gun" players dropping down the leagues and totally undermining the spirit of the game? Competitive Dad
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11:16am Thu 10 May 12

Kiss The Helmet says...

if he does play at same level again on sat and gets another big score it may bankrupt Totton!!!!
if he does play at same level again on sat and gets another big score it may bankrupt Totton!!!! Kiss The Helmet
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5:03pm Fri 11 May 12

Kiss The Helmet says...

Just read he's not playing tomorrow against Easton. Completely made a mockery of the league by now not playing tomorrow!!!
Just read he's not playing tomorrow against Easton. Completely made a mockery of the league by now not playing tomorrow!!! Kiss The Helmet
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