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29 June 2006

REPORT: "Legendary Entertainment" - The Lashings XI visit Brighton College

On Thursday 29th June some of the world's most prolific cricketers played against the College 1st XI. Chris Crosbie - a guest of Guy Bradshaw (R. 1979-84) - sends us this report...

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18 June 2006

OB's unveil the new preston Nomads Cricket Pavilion

The official opening of the magnificent new pavilion at Preston Nomads’ ground in Fulking turned into something of an Old Brightonian reunion - as these things so often do! The pavilion was opened by an emotional and engaging Robin Marlar - occasional scourge of Clare Connor’s England team, President of the MCC, and son of E A G Marler (OB. 1916-19).

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17 June 2006

SCCC sign up Michael Thornely (R. 2001-06)

Sussex have promoted their Academy batsman Michael Thornely to the professional playing staff.

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13 March 2006

Clare Connor Retires from International cricket

England women’s captain, Clare Connor (W. 1989-94) has announced her retirement from international cricket after six years of leading her country.

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17 October 2005

Holly Colvin Nominated as Sunday Times Young Sportswoman of the Year

Holly Colvin has been nominated as Sunday Times Young Sportswoman of the Year, and Clare Connor is in the final six for Sportswoman of the Year (up against phenomenal competitors like Paula Radcliffe and Ellen McArthur).

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02 October 2005

"Absurd, old-fashioned and patronising" - Robin Marlar Incurred the wrath of Claire Connor

He has been in the job for just one day but the new president of the MCC has already provoked howls of indignation by declaring it "absolutely outrageous" that girls play cricket with boys. Robin Marler is the son of a famous OB: E A G Marler (OB. 1916-19), member of College Council and Headmaster of Whitgift! If E A G Marler had sent his son to Brighton College and not to Harrow he might have taken a different view.

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09 September 2005

Clare Connor (W. 1989-94) captained England's women to Ashes series

Clare Connor MBE (W. 1989-94) captained England's women to their first Ashes series win in 42 years with a triumph over Australia in the second and final test in Worcester on Friday.

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18 June 2005

Cricket Dinner - Celebrating 150 years of College Cricket

This year we are celebrating the 160th anniversary of Brighton College’s foundation, and both the Headmaster and the Old Brightonian Association are very keen to celebrate this occasion fittingly. Hence there will be a number of events arranged at the school to mark the achievements of Brighton College, events which we hope will enable Old Brightonians of all ages to renew past associations and friendships.

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18 June 2005

REPORT: A Celebration of 150 years of College Cricket

150 not out and still with plenty of gas in the tank would be the best way to present Brighton College Cricket today. We as a school have had an enviable record in cricket since the early 1980’s and it is great to see that this still the case in 2005.

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01 June 2005

Brighton College Girls Make History

The College made history this month by playing two girls, Holly Colvin and Sarah Taylor, in the College 1st XI fixture against Wellington.

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28 September 2004

Old Brightonians Cricketer Cup Season 2004

The Cricketer Cup is now in its 38th Year and is the premier Public Schools Old Boys cricket competition. Although the Old Brightonians won the competition back in 1969 with the legendary ABD Parsons, it has been dominated by the likes of Tonbridge, Malvern, Oundle, Charterhouse and Harrow. At the beginning of this season we were sitting 13th in the national rankings. Having reached the ¼ final stage 8 times in the last 20 years the college hoped this year to proceed further and perhaps emulate the heroes of 69.

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28 September 2004

OB Cricketer Cup Season 2004

The Cricketer Cup is now in its 38th Year and is the premier Public Schools Old Boys cricket competition. Although the Old Brightonians won the competition back in 1969 with the legendary ABD Parsons, it has been dominated by the likes of Tonbridge, Malvern, Oundle, Charterhouse and Harrow. At the beginning of this season we were sitting 13th in the national rankings. Having reached the ¼ final stage 8 times in the last 20 years the college hoped this year to proceed further and perhaps emulate the heroes of 69.

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01 June 2003

OB Cricket Summer 2003

The Cricketer Cup draw was not kind to the OBs this year with a home draw against Sherborne Pilgrims. Sherborne batted and made a respectable 240. With several new faces in the side a new confidence abounded and we knocked them off for 4 with 9 overs remaining. 50’s came from Chettleburgh, Woodbridge & Burton.

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17 June 2002

OB Cricket Summer 2002

This was an eventful year for the OB cricket team. We drew Radley Rangers in the 1st round of the Cricketer Cup, playing them for the first time in the competition. After a confident start we made only 200 odd and with Hutton of Radley on 50 and going well we were delighted to snap him up the ball before tea. Perhaps surprised is a better word than delighted here since it was Chris Sweet (D. 1983-88), keeping wicket, who snaffled him. Nevertheless, Radley lost their way and the experience of the OBs saw us home.

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18 June 1998

Pat Forster (S. 1926-31)

Many years ago I had my first experience of Old Brightonian cricket. As was often the case in those days, and indeed, some things never change, the Old Brightonians were one short and I was asked to make up the numbers.

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