The Alastair Gordon Fielding Cup
In the Cricket Pavilion during the luncheon interval on Speech Day, Saturday 2nd July 2022, the Alastair Gordon Fielding Cup will be presented by Clare Gordon to the 1st XI’s best fielder of the 2022 season. The Cup was presented to the school by his fellow teammates of 1971 in memory of Alastair who sadly died of pancreatic cancer in 2017.
Alastair Michael Gordon, affectionately known as Al, was a farmer of good Kentish stock. He, like his father and grandfather before him, was educated at Repton and entered the same house, The Hall;
his grandfather Philip Leslie in 1909, his father Alexander Nigel in 1944 and Al in 1967.
Al, or AMG to his Kentish friends, played 1st XI cricket in 1970 and 1971 and was a leg-spin bowler and ‘agricultural’ tail-end batsman. However he will most be remembered for his marvellous cover point fielding. As the report in the Michaelmas 1971 Reptonian of a match against a Dutch Youth Selection XI, remarked: ‘two of the batsmen had the audacity, poor fools, to hit the ball to Alastair Gordon and call for a run, failing to heed an earlier warning when he had hit the stumps from square on with the batsman just in his crease.’
“You took on his arm at your peril”
2022 - TBC