Sporting Highlights - up to 19 May

Well done to 2016 leaver Will Fazakerley on his first professional century for Leicestershire.

We wish good luck to LPH pupil Thady W who travels to the famous Gullane links in Scotland next week to compete in the European Junior Golf Championships.

Cricket
Against KES Southampton: It started one fine afternoon as the squad departed from Lancing College, the journey was long, but with the team talking tactics the whole way, the time flew. When we arrived it was obvious that we were going to be the dominant team. An opening performance with the bat from Barney J-Dleft us dumbfounded (0). Sterling performances from the lower order ensured Jeffery K-D scored enough runs to put a joyful grin on his face. An excellent 86 run eighth wicket stand between John McC and Ollie C saw the team reach a competitive 146. Ollie top scored with 42 not out.

After the boys had hoovered up the delectable match tea it was out to the field. The most stunning and beautiful performances came from Barney J-D and Rex W, although Rex’s was much more majestic as he is clearly a better cricket player (at this point we add that Rex wrote this report). Ollie D took the last catch of the game to secure back-to-back victories for the U15A team.

Rounders
Last week the U14 team took on Brighton and it was a fantastic result in what was the team's first outing. Abby H showed great agility in the field and this gave the team an excellent base from which they scored 17 times! The final score was 17–5 to Lancing.

Tennis
Olesia G writes: 'Last Saturday the Lancing College U14s played against Christ's Hospital. The girls started off strong playing consistently and out-rallying their oppositions. A positive attitude and some incredible shots gave Lancing a 5-4 win.'

On Saturday the U15A girls’ tennis team beat Christ's Hospital 9–0. The girls played exceptionally well and special mention goes to Flora D and Georgia T, who remained undefeated, winning all matches 6–0.

Following their recent success against CH in the quarter finals of the Aberdare Cup, the 1st team was confident. The first pair of Olivia L and Millie J won every match 6–2, while the second pair of Laura S and Viktoria D brought home winning scores of 6–0, 6–1, 6–1.

Results were equally impressive for the boys:

Last weekend, the U15A boys' AEGON team – consisting of Sam N, Eddie J, Angus N and Kyron S – took on Hurst and beat them 12–0. The U15B boys’ team beat Hurst 8–1 and the U14A boys’ team beat Hurst 7–2. At home, the Senior boys' 2nd team also took on Hurst and after an epic, long first doubles match featuring Joe R and Archie D, the boys eventually beat Hurst 3–1.