After a well-earned festive break, Seaford College’s cricket community has fired back into life with the start of the 2016 pre-season training programme. Each night of the week from 4.30pm-5.30pm, Seaford cricketers turn out to train in our newly upgraded sports hall. It’s a fantastic platform for our youngsters to have at their disposal as they work hard on honing their skills.
Summer 2015 was the most successful season in the past five years. The 1st XI, U15a, U14a, U14b and U13a teams all produced a record number of wins, and the new facilities will help enormously as our junior teams strive to build on their good results.
Our U14 girls team have also started their pre-season training and are aiming to continue their excellent form from last summer. At U13a level Seaford girls were regional indoor semi-finalists and outdoor finalists at the Sussex county tournament, only losing out to the favourites Bede’s by 11 runs.
This term cricketers from outside the school will also be making use of Seaford’s facilities. Players from Chichester Priory Park CC are taking part in a winter training camp hosted by Dan Joseph, Seaford’s cricket coach, on Thursday evenings. Joining the Seaford cricketers based onsite, Chichester CC are being put through their paces each week. Having previously used Bishop Luffa School as their training base, our new cricket facilities have impressed Chichester head coach Sean Dobbs. “We are very grateful to Dan and Seaford for the opportunity to train here,” said Sean. “Our youngsters will undoubtedly have a great opportunity to improve their skills in this environment.”