England scalp for former KEGS pupil

Latest sports news from the Bury Free Press
Latest sports news from the Bury Free Press

Former King Edward VI School pupil James Poulson took the scalp of an England cricketer on his first-class debut.

Playing for Oxford University, he took the wicket of Rikki Clarke on his way to figures of 22-8-81-2 against Warwickshire, who also featured Jonathan Trott, Varun Chopra and Tim Ambrose.

The Sudbury player also hit 40 with the bat before being bowled out towards the end of the drawn match.

James Sturgeon, cricket coach at King Edward VI School, said: “This is a special, well-deserved moment for Poulson.

“He’s always been good leader, coach and general sportsman at King Edward, focusing on cricket for his A Level PE and he continues to be a role model for our younger students.”