Medal; awarded to Henry Foley, 1922; 1922; 2015.6.1

Name/Title

Medal; awarded to Henry Foley, 1922

About this object

This medal was awarded to Henry Foley for his performance for Wellington College against the College Old Boys' cricket side on Old Boys' Day, 1922.

Foley top-scored for the College side, hitting 22 in their first innings. Another cricket medal was handed out to W. Dormer that day. Dormer hit 34 for the College Junior B team in their match against the Old Boys.

Henry Foley would go on to play 15 First Class matches, including one Test. That Test was New Zealand's very first, played against England at Christchurch's Lancaster Park in 1930. Opening the batting with fellow Wellingtonian, Stewie Dempster, Foley was out caught Duleepsinhji bowled Nichols for just 2, making him the first New Zealand wicket to fall in a Test.

Date Made

1922

Place Made

Wellington, New Zealand

Medium and Materials

Silver medal with small silver ring to attach to chain/ribbon.

Inscription and Marks

A laurel wreath is embossed around the front where a Wellington College logo is also engraved.
Text engraved on the rear reads:
'OLD BOYS DAY; 1922; CRICKET; H. FOLEY'.

Measurements

28mm (dia)
31mm (H) including the fitting at the top

Subject and Association Keywords

1920-1929

Subject and Association Keywords

Wellington

Subject and Association Keywords

Wellington College

Subject and Association Keywords

New Zealand

Collection

New Zealand Cricket Museum Collection

Credit Line

New Zealand Cricket Museum Collection

Object Type

Medal

Object number

2015.6.1

Copyright Licence  

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