Sporting Highlights - 10 May 2019

We start this week by wishing Jonah B the best of luck as he travels to the Netherlands to compete in the European U15 Squash Championships. There will be a progress update next week.

On Wednesday evening Samar and Saarth M took part in a trial ‘showcase’ game for Brighton and Hove Albion. We also wait for news on the outcome for them. In the upcoming weeks it is also hoped that a number of selected footballers will be invited to trial for Worthing FC as the College looks to strengthen its link with this club. 

On Saturday, a number of our swimmers will take part in the England regional championships and we hope that they all are in buoyant mood!

Athletics
It was Super Saturday at Eastbourne Athletics track last week, with our athletes competing in the first round of the Diamond League. We had first places from Henry H in the 200m, Nana O-N in the 300m, Bupi M in the 100m and Joe F leaving it slightly too late with his sprint finish, to come in second in the 1500m. The field events were just as exciting with Cyril L achieving a personal best in the long jump and Oliver M showing great potential in the triple jump. Well done to all who took part and we look forward to round two in Crawley next week.


Cricket
Saturday marked the first outing for the Junior B team. Although the team lost, the game should be remembered for the outstanding 4 for 13 that Monty M took on debut. This included a stunning hat-trick; a rare feat at any level of Cricket. Monty will be presented with the match ball for his achievement.

The U14A game went right down to the last over. Jamie C made his first half century for the College (58) but unfortunately the team could not get the win.

The Junior girls also took part in their first game of the season and made an impressive 225 runs! Notable performances came from Claudia W, Kitty C-H and Marie-Therese R and good captaincy from Tallulah throughout. For most of these girls it was their first ever competitive game of cricket, against opposition that had far more match experience.

In the 1st XI game Ted E grabbed his first Senior half century and went on to top score with 87 as the match finished as a draw.

We hope that this coming weekend the Club will have a successful block of 20-over matches against KES Southampton.


Tennis
It has been another excellent week for some of our U15 players. Last Saturday they took part in the finals of the Sussex Independent Schools' U16 League. After victories over Brighton College and Eastbourne, the team finished tied for second place. On Tuesday, the squad returned to its own age group to beat Brighton College 6-3. Congratulations to Will C, Fin R, Ollie C, Ollie F, Felix U and Captain George N.