Sporting Highlights - 6 December 2019

It’s perhaps a peculiar time to be talking of cricket, but at the end of a long and exhaustive selection process, which saw more than 350 schools submit applications to be part of The Cricketer Schools Guide, Lancing has been named once again as one of the top cricketing schools. Each entry was judged by their facilities, commitment to cricket in their curriculum and the breadth of fixture programmes. Bravo to Mr Maru and all of who are so committed to our cricketing programme.

Basketball
The 1st V took on Eastbourne on Thursday and won 57-30 in a very dominant performance. Top scorer was Michael M with 22 points.

Squash
Earlier this week, the squash teams returned to action with the junior team defeating Trinity 8-0 and the seniors narrowly losing 4-3 to Sevenoaks.

We also add special mention to all of our pupils who helped mark and run the annual prep schools' competition. As ever they were fantastic ambassadors for Lancing.

Hockey
The girls competed in a tough hockey block against Ardingly last weekend. Perhaps the pick of the block was on Friday evening when the 2nd team played away in icy conditions. It was a really tight game with Mr Naughalty getting quite heated on the side line. Alice Capsey’s reverse stick strike was denied by the post in the first 5 minutes and it was end to end play throughout. Unfortunately, it was Ardingly who stole the win with a goal late in the second half.

The Saturday fixtures were not as close in score, but the girls held their own and fought hard for their teams.

Good luck everyone playing against Roedean this Saturday, in what will be the final game for several Upper Sixth players.

Football
The Senior teams took on Tonbridge in six matches last weekend. The results were pleasing and wins came for the 3rd XI (5-3) and the 1st XI (1-0). Draws were recorded by the 2nd (1-1) and the 4th XI (2-2) but the block shall be remembered for a brace of goals by Andriiy K and Ollie P’s first ever goal for the 6th XI. This Saturday we face Ardingly the final block of the season, with all 12 teams in action. 

The excitement of the House competition came for the Juniors last week with School House and Head's House making it through their respective groups to meet in the final. It was as hotly contested as ever, with all six Houses fielding strong teams. In the end, it was School House that triumphed to take the trophy this year.