Seaford College Prep School cricket continues to go from strength to strength. The U13 girls who previously got to the Regional Semi-Finals for the Indoor Softball Cup in the Spring Term were in action on Friday 12th June in the U13 County Outdoor Finals day at Bede’s School, Upper Dicker. Convincing wins against Claremont and Lancing College set up a mouth-watering final against Bede’s Prep School. With rain in the air and a storm brewing over the downs, it was Bede’s to bat first. Amassing a sizeable total of 261, it was down to our girls to chase it down and win the Cup. Some superb bowling from the Bede’s girls kept things tight and it all came down to the last pair of Constance Stockman and Megan Bennett to get us over the line. With 30 needed off their last three overs, they came ever so close to a famous victory against the tournament favourites, only losing out by 11 runs.
Tomorrow sees the U15s in action at the Hurst County U15 Tournament. Hopefully they will take inspiration from the younger girls’ performance and bring home some much sought after silverware.
The U13 boys have had an up and down season with great performances against the likes of Prebendal, Barrow Hills, St Edmunds and HCS, but have had big learning experiences at the hands of Churchers and Westbourne House. Their successes have much to do with consistent and athletic fielding from a team with a lot of exciting young payers. They have also impressed with the bat, and most of all the recent form of Captain Hugo Gillespie has been excellent. The right hand opening batsman has scored 264 runs averaging 88 so far this season with 4 games to go.
The Senior 1st XI, having had a tough start to the season with defeats to strong cricketing schools such as Eastbourne, Hurst and Churchers, have bounced back to win four out of their last five matches. Dominant displays against Sussex Martlets, Ryde IOW and most recently Hampshire Collegiate School have gained the side momentum going into their final few competitive matches of the year. Notable performances with the bat from Will Jeffries (scoring 237 runs in 9 games averaging 33.8) and Harry Collins (scoring 228 runs at 45.6) have helped pave the way for this recent success.
Elsewhere, in preparation for the visit of Presidium School, Dehli, to Seaford College on Monday 22nd June for a Twenty20 match, Principle Mrs S Arora and a group of 24 staff and students aged 15-18 from the Bharti Public School Dehli toured the school. They put on a performance of dance and music, Bollywood style, for the Prep School Year 7s and Year 8s.
This is the second year that the New Dehli side has toured the school, and last year there were an impressive 350 runs scored in a day. The side will be playing against a Seaford College 2nd XI/U15s team.