The Old Brightonians were drawn against Charterhouse Friars for the first round of the National Cricketer Cup 2016. We had a home fixture for the game, the first time in many years the draw was favourable for the Old Brightonians with many of the previous winners being in the other half of the draw.
Sarah Taylor (Ch. 2002-07) has become the first women's cricketer to be inducted into the 'Legends Lane' at the BrightonandHoveJobs.com Sussex County ground.
The annual cricket game between the college and the Old Brightonians was played at the Home Ground on a sunny afternoon 23 June.
1st Round Away to Harrow Wanderers.
The Old Brightonians travelled to Harrow School for the 1st round of the Cricketer Cup. We have not played at home for several seasons now, but that is the luck of the draw. We have a long history of cricket against Harrow both at school level and in the OB's Cup. Our last two visits have been unsuccessful against The Wanderers. One sticks out in my mind in particular when we lost to them in the semi-finals of the competition back in the early noughties, the furthest we have reached in the Cup since we won the competition back in the 60's.
I wanted to drop you a line after returning from Tanzania to thank you for your donations towards "Mt Kili Madness", specifically Cancer Research UK. I'm nearing an overwhelming £9,000 so with a fundraising dinner still to come, I should go beyond £10,000 which was beyond my wildest expectations.
Huge congratulations to Sarah & the England team on back-to-back Ashes victories - succeeding so brilliantly where England's men failed...
Sarah Taylor (W. 2002-07) was named the T20 International Women's Cricketer of the Year at the LG ICC Awards which took place over Christmas.
Brighton College young cricketers have enjoyed coaching sessions with John Spencer, a former English first class cricketer. A right arm medium pace bowler, John played for Cambridge University and Sussex and was named the Sussex Cricket Society's Player of the Year in 1975.