TAG: Sport

13 November 2023

OB Golf: Cyril Gray 2023

The Old Brightonian Golf team are going strong. 

Thank you to Adrian Wood (Al. 1971-76) for his write-up of this year's Cyril Gray tournament.

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07 November 2023

Austin Emens (Ab. 2016-21) makes GB 7s training in Malaga

Congratulations to Austin Emens for making the GB Rugby Sevens' training squad in Malaga, this week. 

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27 August 2023

Georgia Adams (Se. 2007-12) top wicket taker during the 2023 Hundred season

The Southern Brave claim their first Women's Hundred title, with Georgia Adams picking up 16 wickets from just eight games. 

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17 April 2023

VIDEO: Marcus Smith (Le. 2001-17) and Alex Dombrandt, Harlequins teammates, visit the Brighton i360 before the Big Summer Kick-Off

Marcus spoke to Alex about growing up in Brighton and his time at the College as they enjoyed the sunny views from the i360 tower. They spoke about playing against each other’s schools, and how it felt to score a try at Twickenham.

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13 February 2023

Harlequins FC visit Brighton College for an afternoon training session

The Harlequins Men's team visited the College last week for an afternoon of training on the Home Ground. The squad features six Old Brightonians, along with OB and ex-England International Jordan Turner-Hall (Ha. 2002-05) who is a member of the coaching staff.

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14 November 2022

Lexie Williams (Wi. 2013-15) nominated for Young Coach of the Year

Congratulations to Lexie Williams (Wi. 2013-15), who has been nominated for Young Coach of the Year at the UK Coach Awards.

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01 August 2022

Bazid Khan (Sc. 1998-2000)

Bazid Khan (Sc. 1998-2000) is a former international cricketer.

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01 August 2022

Holly Colvin (Fe. 2003-08)

Holly Colvin (Fe. 2003-08) played cricket for England until 2013.

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01 August 2022

Freya Davies (Se. 2012-14)

Freya Davies (Se. 2012-14) is an England cricketer.

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01 August 2022

Marcus Smith (Le. 2011-17)

Marcus Smith (Le. 2011-17) is a professional rugby union player.

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14 April 2022

Jon Filby (Le. 1972-77) appointed Chair of Sussex Cricket

Jon Filby (Le. 1972-77) has been appointed as the new Chair of Sussex Cricket.

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03 March 2022

Toby Harries (Sc. 2012-17) becomes British 200m champion

Congratulations to Toby Harries (Sc. 2012-17), who is now the British men’s champion over 200m.

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20 August 2021

Our Alumni: Anna Harris (Ne. 2011-16)

If you caught any of the 'Hundred' on television recently you may have spotted, Anna (Ne. 2011-16)! A trainee doctor and cricketer, Anna was selected to umpire this exciting new competition during the summer. She tells us about working during the pandemic and how her matron would be impressed with her tidy bedroom!

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02 August 2021

Match Report: Burgess Hill 7s tournament

After a long break, Los Pelicanos Hermanos, the Old Brightonian rugby teams, were finally back together! Playing at Burgess Hill over the last weekend in July, the boys in purple and white had a great run of games.

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05 May 2021

Anna Harris (Ne. 2010-16) appointed co-ambassador for ECB Young Officials Programme

Congratulations to Anna Harris (Ne. 2010-16), who has been named as co-ambassador for the new ECB Young Officials Programme, alongside international umpire, Michael Gough. 

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16 April 2021

Brighton College scores four Wisden Cricketers of the Year

Four former Brighton College cricketers have been named as Schools Cricketer of the Year in Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2021. 

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13 April 2021

Tabitha Worsley (Fe. 2008-13) and Sub Lieutenant race to Grand National glory

Tabitha Worsley (Fe. 2008-13) and her family's horse, Sub Lieutenant, were one of just three all-English combinations to pass the winning post in 2021's Grand National, finishing in 15th place. 

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06 April 2021

Aidan Phillips-Cragg (Al. 2009-16) new lead of Old Brightonian rugby

We're delighted to introduce Aidan Phillips-Cragg (Al. 2009-16) as the new lead of Old Brightonian rugby. 

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11 February 2021

VIDEO: In Conversation with... Clare Connor

On Thursday 11th February, we hosted a fantastic evening with Clare Connor (W. 1989-94).

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25 June 2020

Clare Connor CBE (W. 1989-94) to become the first female president of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)

Brighton College is delighted and proud to receive some incredible news this morning. Old Brightonian Clare Connor CBE (W. 1989-94), former England cricket captain and a pioneering force within the sport, will become the first female president of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in its 233-year history.

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29 April 2020

OB Cricketers share messages of support for pupils

Mark Davis, Head of Cricket at the College, reached out to cricketers all over the world to send some encouraging messages of support to our pupils during lockdown.

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14 April 2020

Charlie Chase, Head Groundsman at the College from the late 60s to the late 70s, has died

Anthony Whitestone (CR, 1971-2006) pens tribute to Charlie Chase, former Head Groundsman at the College.

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16 January 2020

Ollie Philips (Ha. 1996-2001) appointed Head Coach for Welsh Women’s Rugby 7s team

Old Brightonian rugby star, Ollie, has been appointed as Wales Women’s Sevens Lead Coach.

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13 January 2020

Opening of the School of Science and Sport

On Thursday 9 January 2020, we were delighted to welcome The Right Honourable Sir Nicholas Soames to officially open the School of Science and Sport. Designed by Ellen van Loon of OMA, our newest building is designed to seamlessly link sports and science and overlooks the Home Ground at the north end of the campus.

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10 January 2020

REPORT: Peter Rumney Memorial Rugby Match 2019

As is tradition, just after Christmas Old Brightonian rugby players came together for the Peter Rumney Memorial Match played at Hove Rugby Club.

Benji Wroblewski, team coach, has written this report about the day's events:

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06 January 2020

George Cook (Ry. 2016-18) in winning team at Twickenham

George Cook, who is currently studying at Robinson College, University of Cambridge, played his part for Cambridge winning the Varsity match at Twickenham.

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01 October 2019

Sarah Taylor (Ch. 2002-07) retires from international cricket

England wicketkeeper and Old Brightonian, Sarah Taylor, announced her retirement from international cricket last week.

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19 August 2019

Match report: Los Pelicanos Hermanos - cup triumph!

It's finally happened. The boys from Brighton College have won the cup at Littlehampton for the first time! In a tight final against Crawley, they were losing 1-2, but after some stern words from player-coach Aidan Phillips-Cragg and captain Alex Brown, the tide turned. Tries from Ollie Kirwan, Henry Mason and Alex Bushell (all only 18 years old) changed the game, and the boys came out on top 4-2. It was a testament to the Old Brightonian's spirit that they managed to turn the game on its head.

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22 July 2019

Match Report: Old Brightonians RFC played at the Burgess Hill 7s

Last Saturday Los Pelicanos Hermanos played at the Burgess Hill 7s.

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18 July 2019

VIDEO: Cameron Fillery (Al. 2002-17) earns his first international medal

Cameron Fillery (Al. 2002-17) has earned his first international medal at Gävle.

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26 June 2019

Match Report: Old Brightonians RFC vs. Worthing 7s

For the first time in Los Pelicanos Hermanos (The Pelican Brothers) history, we were able to put out two sides to a tournament.

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10 June 2019

Laura Marsh (Fe. 2000-05) completes 100 ODI matches

Laura Marsh (Fe. 2000-05) completed her 100 One-Day International (ODI) matches for England as she featured in the second ICC Women's Championship match against the West Indies.

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02 June 2019

Calum Waters (Le. 1999-14) makes England debut

Calum Waters (Le. 1999-14) made his made his debut for England 7s squad on the world circuit at the HSBC Paris Sevens tournament on Sunday 2nd June.

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02 June 2019

VIDEO: Marcus Smith (Le. 2011-17) named man of the match on his England debut!

Marcus Smith (Le. 2011-17) was named man of the match on Sunday 2nd June in England's 51-43 victory over the Barbarians at Twickenham.

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10 May 2019

Dixie McDevitt (Se. 2011-18) wins prestigious cricket prize

On Thursday morning the College cricket department received a letter from Marylebone Cricket Club (M.C.C.), naming Dixie as the first winner of the prestigious Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award.

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04 April 2019

Ross Chisholm (Du. 2007-09) makes his 100th appearance for Harlequins 1st team

Ross Chisholm (Du. 2007-09) made his 100th appearance for Harlequins 1st team this weekend after 10 years at the Club.

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06 March 2019

Former 1st VII Netball players take on current 1st VII

It was wondeful to welcome back a brilliant Old Brightonians team saw of former 1st VII Netball players to take on the current 1st VII in an exciting and hugely entertaining match on Saturday 23rd February 2019.

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27 February 2019

One victory, one draw, nine defeats and friendships for life

The 1957 Rugby season did not start off or end successfully. By January 1957, the 1st XV Coach E.L.B. Turner, had played eleven games. Of these eleven, there was only one victory, one draw, and a whopping nine defeats, including a 3-29 trouncing by St. John’s, and a 0-23 humbling by Cranleigh School.

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15 January 2019

Marc Sugarman (Du. 1985-90) OB of the Month, January 2019

Marc has spent most of his career in investment banking, mainly as a European Media Analyst in Equities for Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and at Citigroup.

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11 January 2019

OB Peter Rumney Memorial Match 2018

The annual Peter Rumney Memorial Match took place on Saturday 29th December 2018, where over 20 Old Brightonians came together to defeat Hove RFC, 39-15.

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16 October 2018

Tabitha Worsley (Fe. 2008-13) OB of the Month, October 2018

Tabitha will always be remembered in Fenwick House as being ‘cool, calm and collected’. Her self-motivation and drive has always destined her for success and it is no wonder we are reading about her personal achievements throughout this month.

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25 September 2018

Max Clark (Ha. 2013-18) turns out for USA Rugby in the Olympic qualifiers

A big congratulations from all of us here at Brighton to Max Clark who played for USA U18 7s team in the youth Olympics qualifiers in Canada.

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05 June 2018

Jonathan Palmer (A. 1969-74) named both Motor Sport Magazine's "2018 Industry Champion" & Autocar's "2018 MotorSport Hero"

Old Brightonian and MotorSport Vision Chief Executive Jonathan Palmer (A. 1969-74) was named 2018 MotorSport Hero at May’s Autocar Awards, recognising his huge contribution to the British motorsport industry over the past 30 years, and then in June Jonathan was inducted as the 2018 Industry Champion at Motor Sport Magazine's 2018 Hall of Fame Awards.

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04 May 2018

OB Golf Society beats Stowe at Halford Hewitt

The Old Brightonian Golf Society played in the Halford Hewitt in April.

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27 March 2018

Rufus (Le. 2009-16) and Jack (BCPS/Du. 2008-15) play in the Cambridge v Oxford football match

Whilst it was Cambridge who were the ones to beat on the Thames this year, on land, Oxford took the spoils at the Hive Stadium, home to Barnet FC.

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30 November 2017

Duncan Hamilton's (Sc. 1934-36) Jaguar is expected to fetch up to £9-£11 million at auction

A storied 1954 Jaguar D-type Works (OKV 2) is expected to fetch £9-£11 million at auction in Sotheby's Arizona sale on January 18-19.

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27 November 2017

Marcus Smith (Le. 2011-17) has been nominated for BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year

18-year-old Smith has enjoyed a breakout season in 2017. The former Brighton College pupil joined the full-time Harlequins Academy in July 2017 after helping Harlequins' U18s to the league title in February of this year.

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12 November 2017

VIDEO: 4 Brighton College old boys play for Harlequins first team

James Chisholm (Du.2011-13), Ross Chisholm (Du.2007-09), Marcus Smith (Le.2001-17) and Calum Waters (Le.1999-14) played for Harlequins first team in an excellent win over Worchester Warriors.

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03 November 2017

A memorial service for Swimming Coach David Dunn

David Dunn's memorial was held in the College Chapel on Friday 3rd November 2017. 

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25 October 2017

Laura Marsh (Fe. 2000-05), OB of the Month, October 2017

Marsh started playing cricket at school aged 11 and then progressed to Brighton and Hove CC at the age of 13. Initially a seam bowler, she made her international debut for England during India's summer tour in 2006. She took 3-44 in her first Test, opening the bowling alongside Jenny Gunn in the second innings.

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