Sporting Highlights - 25 May 2018

Last Friday, Harry F won the regional climbing competition at Boulder Brighton. Despite the hardest of challenges, Harry managed to pull together a high score of 185, winning this leg of the competition. This is a very well-deserved victory that results from hard work and dedication to the sport. Well done Harry.

We also congratulate Ethan E who this week was selected as Goalkeeper for the ISFA U15 National Team. Ethan will travel to Harrow in August for the first Academy camp of the upcoming football season. 

The U15A team narrowly missed out on reaching the county final, losing in their match against Worth on Tuesday by just 12 runs. Star of the show was George D-B who gained his first ‘5-fer’ taking 5 wickets for only 8 runs.

The Saturday block against Whitgift produced some vey tough opposition. The highlight came in the innings where the 1st XI took to the field. After a shaky start, the team was galvanised by some excellent fielding and bowling in what was a superb performance. Leading by example, captain Ollie J took an incredible hat-trick to clean up the Whitgift tail.

Last Sunday, West Hove Golf Club hosted our annual Stableford Cup competition. It was a quite a family affair as James J and his father cleaned up! They out-stripped the opposition to win the Father and Son category, and James scooped the claret jug for most points (42). He also won the longest drive by booming one past the rest of the field on the 18th. 

Last Saturday a mixture of U15 and U14 boys took on Seaford. The team, made up of George N, William C, Henry H, Charles L, Finlay R and Ollie C, played superbly well to win 9-0. As a team they only dropped three games in the nine matches played. This was added to by a confident performance from the 1st team who made it a clean sweep (and a rather torrid day for Seaford) by winning its match 3-2.

On Tuesday, both the boys' and girls' U15 AEGON League teams travelled to Bede's. The boys' team, made up of George, Will, Finlay and Niklas J played amazingly well to be victorious 8-4. Will C was the MVP, winning his singles match 6-1.

The girls' team of Tiana F, Olesia G, Natalia Y and Talia W had a much more nervy affair. After winning both doubles matches 6-0, 6-4, victory looked sealed, but a fightback from Bede's meant the girls went to a 10-point shootout tiebreak. Tiana and Natalia both played astonishingly well considering the pressure to win 10-8 with Tiana serving an ace to finish proceedings. Considering the might of the Bede's teams, we really should be extremely proud of both these results. We now wait to see if both teams have progressed through their respective groups.

On Tuesday, the U15A rounders team beat Shoreham College 19 1/2 to 7. Rounders were scored by Izzy A, Jess E, Maya R and Greta S, who won MVP for a rounder in which she jumped over several people along the way. Well done to all who played.