Sporting Highlights - up to 9 June

Congratulations to OL Will Fazakerley who yesterday was called up for his Leicestershire CCC 1st team debut in this weekend’s championship match against…..Sussex. We watch with baited breath.

We also report on the recent success of Jasmine H. Over half-term, Jasmine received her sixth England cap and her second of 2017. She has been selected to represent England in the World Junior Individuals and Team Championships in New Zealand in the summer – outstanding!

A week ago, Third Form golfer Charlie G travelled to Tunbridge Wells to compete in the Nevill Junior Open. He played well, shooting 79 to win the tournament. This victory lifted Charlie to fifth in the Sussex Order of Merit – a year young. To add to this success, Lancing Prep Hove pupil Thady W finished seventh in the ‘US Kids’ European Championships at Gullane Golf Club in Scotland! A truly outstanding effort by the young man! We wish him all the best in the upcoming IAPS championships in Liverpool.

Last week Tiana F became the National Tennis Champion at U14 level. In the grade 2 competition, Tiana won five matches and also came back from a set down in the final. She also won the doubles tournament in the same week, this time without dropping a set.

Founder’s day
There was a great deal to enjoy and watch on the 26 May, with the Cricketing highlight being the 65 run victory of the 1st XI over the Lancing Rovers OL team. Ollie J and Larry M put on 115 for the first wicket before Ollie fell for 62. Larry went on to make 55 as the team reached 210. With the ball, Matt L took 4 for 33 and Will E chipped in with two wickets as the XI ran out comfortable winners. The game should also be remembered for Alex S being presented with the Lancing Rovers cup for dedication to College Cricket.

On the Tennis courts, Tiana F and Leyton S won the Junior Manor Cup. Runners up were Katie T and Kyron S. Best pair went to Alicia H and Dylan B, and best dressed (!) went to Georgia T and Ben D. The afternoon also featured hard work on the grass courts in matches against the lively OL teams. The Senior Boys won 9-7 and the Senior Girls won 3-2.

A week today sees the 15th Annual Sports Dinner for the Lower and Upper Sixth Forms. Invitations have been emailed to those eligible – so please get your replies in by the end of Monday.