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Alastair Bressington

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Batting style  Left-handed
Role  Cricket Player
Name  Alastair Bressington
2001–2004  Gloucestershire
Bowling style  Right-arm medium

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Full name  Alastair Nigel Bressington
Born  28 November 1979 (age 36) (1979-11-28) Bristol, England
Relations  Nathan Bressington (brother)
2000  Gloucestershire Cricket Board

Alastair Nigel Bressington (born 28 November 1979) is a former English cricketer and rugby union player. He was a left-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-pace bowler. Bressington was born in Bristol, and he was educated at University of Wales Institute, Cardiff.

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Cricket career

Bressington played for Gloucestershire between 2000 and 2004, participating extensively in Minor Counties trophy and Second XI Championship matches for the team from 1998 to 2004, and playing in the Second XI trophy, making several appearances in the group stages of the competition between 1999 and 2004.

Bressington also participated in nine first-class and nine List A matches for the county, averaging 41.66 and 24.00 with the bat and 34.35 and 37.50 with the ball respectively.

In August 2004 Bressington was called up as twelfth man for England. Upon Graham Thorpe breaking his finger, he was called upon to field for 74 overs and even caught West Indian wicket-keeper Carlton Baugh off the bowling of Steve Harmison.

Rugby union career

Bressington was released from Gloucestershire in 2004, whereupon he decided to concentrate more on rugby union. He joined Stourbridge RFC, where his brother Nathan had played the season before on loan and had eclipsed the club's record for most tries in a season. In the 2006-07 season, Alastair surpassed his sibling's record of seventeen tries in one season with nineteen of his own.

Bressington also has the distinction of scoring the most points for Stourbridge in a single game, beating his own record of 31 with 35 against Westcombe Park on 25 October 2008. He is currently second on the club's list of all-time league points scorers, behind Ben Harvey.

Despite having played most of his rugby union career on the right-wing, Bressington is equally adept at full-back which he increasingly proved at Stourton Park over the past few seasons. With a strike-rate of 78%, he was Stourbridge's first-choice goalkicker also.

In August 2009, he signed for Stourbridge's National League One rivals Cinderford.

Bressington currently teaches at The King's School, Gloucester, where he is responsible for organising hockey and, unsurprisingly, cricket and rugby union.

Bressington now coaches the Painswick RFC 1st XV squad in Stroud, Gloucestershire.

Family

Alistair's brother Nathan Bressington played List-A cricket for the Gloucestershire Cricket Board, where he played in the same team as Nathan in two of his appearances for the board.

References

Alastair Bressington Wikipedia