Thursday, 09 May 2024

Imogen Jenner (Fe. 2017-21), Stan Norman (Ax. 2021-23) and Hannah Sutton (Ch. 2015-20) competed at the historic Oxford vs Cambridge cricket competition. 

The university match first was played at Lord's in 1827, two years prior to the boat race. 

The varsity fixtures consisted of a men’s and a women’s match, both 20 overs per side with coloured kit and a pink ball.

Both Imogen, who studies at St John's, and Hannah, studying at Magdalen have taken part in the match for the last three years. But this year it was a light blue win, with Immy's team victorious by 50 runs. Despite ultimate disappointment for Oxford's representative, Hannah, she did take all of her side’s wickets as she claimed figures of 4-0-29-4. Immy’s Cambridge racked up 163 from their 20 overs, and her bowling helped ensure the win as she finished 4-0-28-0.

And then it was the turn of the men. In a thrilling finish, it was Cambridge that would be on the losing side this time as Oxford sealed a dramatic five-wicket victory with two balls to spare.
Stan bowled well, claiming the big scalp of George Roberts on his way to figures of 4-0-22-1 – the most economical out of the bunch – but it was not enough as they suffered defeat in the final over of the day.
It is truly incredible to have three Old Brightonians participate in this historic fixture, and we'll be keeping a close eye on their future endeavours. 

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