TAG: Sport

04 May 2018

OB Golf Society beats Stowe at Halford Hewitt

The Old Brightonian Golf Society played in the Halford Hewitt in April.

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27 March 2018

Rufus (Le. 2009-16) and Jack (BCPS/Du. 2008-15) play in the Cambridge v Oxford football match

Whilst it was Cambridge who were the ones to beat on the Thames this year, on land, Oxford took the spoils at the Hive Stadium, home to Barnet FC.

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30 November 2017

Duncan Hamilton's (Sc. 1934-36) Jaguar is expected to fetch up to £9-£11 million at auction

A storied 1954 Jaguar D-type Works (OKV 2) is expected to fetch £9-£11 million at auction in Sotheby's Arizona sale on January 18-19.

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27 November 2017

Marcus Smith (Le. 2011-17) has been nominated for BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year

18-year-old Smith has enjoyed a breakout season in 2017. The former Brighton College pupil joined the full-time Harlequins Academy in July 2017 after helping Harlequins' U18s to the league title in February of this year.

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12 November 2017

VIDEO: 4 Brighton College old boys play for Harlequins first team

James Chisholm (Du.2011-13), Ross Chisholm (Du.2007-09), Marcus Smith (Le.2001-17) and Calum Waters (Le.1999-14) played for Harlequins first team in an excellent win over Worchester Warriors.

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03 November 2017

A memorial service for Swimming Coach David Dunn

David Dunn's memorial was held in the College Chapel on Friday 3rd November 2017. 

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25 October 2017

Laura Marsh (Fe. 2000-05), OB of the Month, October 2017

Marsh started playing cricket at school aged 11 and then progressed to Brighton and Hove CC at the age of 13. Initially a seam bowler, she made her international debut for England during India's summer tour in 2006. She took 3-44 in her first Test, opening the bowling alongside Jenny Gunn in the second innings.

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25 September 2017

Good Karma for Brighton College Senior Rugby

Karma Group sponsors Brighton College senior rugby for 2017/18

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24 September 2017

News from Sam Woodhead (Sc. 2007-12)

Old Brightonian Sam Woodhead, who joined The Royal Marines in November 2016, helped his unit, 45 Commando, to a famous victory in the Argyll Cup, an annual rugby tournament open to all Royal Marines' units.

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21 September 2017

Watch Eddie Jones' training session live with Brighton College

TODAY: Game Changers Live sees Eddie coach a group of players from Brighton College, while taking questions from viewers and giving an insight into his coaching session.

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25 May 2017

News from Rufus Saunders (Le. 2009-16) at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge

Rufus Saunders (Le. 2009-16) has been making the most of sporting opportunities at Cambridge University since arriving to read Land Economy at Fitzwilliam College at the start of this academic year.

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13 April 2017

Sarah Taylor (W. 2002-07) returns to England fold

Sarah took an indefinite break from the game last year and has not played a formal match since last year’s World T20 semi-final against Australia but the 27-year-old was awarded an England contract in December last year and has resumed training with the national squad.

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24 March 2017

News from Gemma Ashworth (Ch. 2007-16)

Gemma Ashworth (Ch. 2007-16) got in touch recently to let us know she is playing netball with the Team Bath U21 Netball team. Gemma played netball throughout her time at College and it’s great to hear she is still doing so well - #thisgirlcan.

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04 January 2017

Brighton College are on the "School Team of the Term" shortlist - vote for them now!

Brighton College pupils have achieved wonderful success both within and outside the classroom this term and one exceptional example is the 1st XV rugby team, captained by Marcus Smith (Upper Sixth, Leconfield), who are unbeaten in 24 matches.

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16 November 2016

Marcus Ramage (H. 2011-16) debuts for Hong Kong against Zimbabwe

Having started all Bloomberg Hong Kong Scottish's games in the premiership this season and following some great performances Marcus made his debut on the left wing for Hong Kong's National Team against Zimbabwe on 15th November 2016. Hong Kong ran out winners 34-11.

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03 November 2016

Brighton College Rugby and the England Team

We have made a special short feature film to celebrate hosting the England Rugby team last month. It also highlights the philosophy of the Brighton College Rugby Club, which is going from strength to strength at the moment. Record numbers of boys are opting to play the sport and the A teams are excelling nationally. I truly believe that Rugby Union at any level can help boys to fulfil their potential in life.

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16 September 2016

Annual Golf Match: Brighton College vs Old Brightonians Sept 2016

Last Thursday, 8th September, the College travelled to The Dyke Golf Club for the annual match against the Old Brightonians. The sun shone, but a fierce wind was blasting across the downs, making conditions tricky for all parties.

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13 September 2016

OB Twins Gregor and Marcus Ramage (Ha. 2011-16) sign for Bloomberg Hong Kong Scottish

We are delighted to hear that Bloomberg Hong Kong Scottish have announced the signing of Gregor and Marcus Ramage (Ha. 2011-16) for the upcoming season. The 18 year old twins have recently moved to Hong Kong as part of Hong Kong Scottish’s first "Gap Year Programme." Marcus and Gregor have recently completed their IRB level 2 coaching certificates through The Hong Kong Rugby Union and will assist HKS coach in the local community as well as coach their junior club, The Flying Kukris.

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28 June 2016

Appeal for assistance: Sport Captains' names needed

We are trying to find out the names of old 1st team captains for rugby, football and cricket in order to find out which houses they belonged to at school.

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12 June 2016

Report: Cricketer Cup Round 1, Sunday 12 June 2016

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.

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01 April 2016

Lucy Beauvallet (Nh. 2008-14) is running the London Marathon for Blind children UK

Lucy Beauvallet (Nh. 2008-14), who many of you will remember came second in BBC1's Young Apprentice competition in 2013, is running this year's London Marathon for the charity Blind Children UK.

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14 March 2016

Calum Waters (BCJS/Le. 1999-14) awarded England U20s cap

Calum Waters was awarded his England U20s cap on Friday night after making his debut at scrum half against Wales in Bristol.

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17 February 2016

Sarah Taylor (Ch. 2002-07) plays her 100th one-day international

England wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor will played her 100th one-day international against South Africa last week.

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22 January 2016

Sarah Taylor (Ch. 2002-07) first woman to play men's-grade cricket in Australia

England wicketkeeper-batswoman and Old Brightonian Sarah Taylor has become the first woman to play 'men's-grade' cricket in Australia. 

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22 January 2016

Calum Waters (BCJS/Le. 1999-2014) selected for England U20's Rugby team

After signing with Harlequins last year, Calum has now been selected to join the England under 20's Elite Player Squad for the upcoming U20's Six Nations tournament.

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27 December 2015

REPORT: OBRFC Peter Rumney Memorial Match 2015

Honouring Peter Rumney (Ha. 1937-39), the OB RFC took to the field of battle, with a good mix of ages, on the 27th December against a youthful Hove XV. A huge thank you to all players and supporters who came out to fight the good fight and show their support. Particular thanks to the Rumney family and to Tim Loadsman (Le. 1951-57) who did a superb job as linesman.

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01 September 2015

OBs Claim the Sussex Cup

Old Brightonians are delighted to report an emphatic victory in the Sussex Cup held at Walton Heath on Sunday 30th August. In the annual quadrangular fixture against Hurst, Lancing & Eastbourne the OB’s recorded 11 points out of 12, with 5 wins, a half and no losses.

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25 August 2015

Sarah Taylor (Ch. 2002-07) inducted into Legends Lane

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.

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30 July 2015

Launch of Endure 6 Skeleton Coast Expedition with Ollie Phillips (H. 1996-01)

Ollie Phillips, Old Brightonian, rugby player and adventurer has been challenged to form a team to take on the arduous Endure 6 Skeleton Coast Expedition in November 2015 and trek 150km unsupported across the Namib desert to the Skeleton Coast, in support of The Endure Foundation.

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24 July 2015

Jordan Turner-Hall (H. 2002-05), Harlequins & ex-England centre retires

Harlequins and former England centre Jordan has retired at the age of 27 because of a hip injury. He won two international caps in 2012, came through the Quins academy and made 181 appearances.

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27 June 2015

The OB Golf Society at the Cyril Gray Tournament (2015), Worplesdon GC, 25-27 June 2015

The Cyril Gray tournament is a scratch foursomes School team event for over-50s with 32 schools playing and 6 players making up each team. Owing to there being a good chance of 36 holes having to be played on one day, it is desirable to have a squad of players. This year we went into the main event with a group of seven players, ably supported by Watson Failes who lives nearby and was able to play if needed. Watson turns out to be our secret weapon for the Super Seniors event on Saturday 27th June which requires two golfers with a combined age of 140, with both being over 65.

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23 June 2015

REPORT: OBs v 1st XI Cricket Match, Tuesday, 23 June 2015

The annual cricket game between the college and the Old Brightonians was played at the Home Ground on a sunny afternoon 23 June.

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19 June 2015

James Chisholm (Du. 2011-13) named World Rugby U20 Championship Player of the Tournament

James Chisholm secured over a third of the vote for this year's World Rugby U20 Championship Player of the Tournament. His performance throughout the tounament so far has been awesome, particularly in the semi-final against South Africa earlier this week.

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15 June 2015

James Chisholm (Du. 2011-13) reaches final of World Rugby U20 Championship

Last night the England U20 team were victorious against 2012 Champions, South Africa, achieving a place at this year's Wold Rugby U20 Championship Finals

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14 June 2015

REPORT: The Cricketer Cup 2015

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.

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11 June 2015

England keeper & batsman Matt Prior (R. 1995-00) retires from cricket

One of our most accomplished sporting alumni, the prolific scorer of runs and keeper of wickets, Matt Prior, has retired from all forms of cricket following medical advice relating to a recurring achilles tendon injury.

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12 May 2015

OB's secure a place at the Grafton Morrish Finals

After last year’s chastening performance 6 OB’s set off for Knole Park ,Sevenoaks more in hope than expectation. The top 7 out of 16 schools from the South region would qualify for the Grafton Morrish Finals, to be held 24-27 September at Brancaster & Hustanton, Norfolk. The format, on a tight and windswept course was 3 scratch stableford foursomes, all scores to count.

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05 May 2015

Calum Waters (L. 1999-14) signs two-year deal with Harlequins

Old Brightonian Calum Waters’ superb season for Worthing Raiders Rugby Club has been rewarded a two-year contract at London club Harlequins.

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12 April 2015

Brighton College Pupils & Alumni running the Brighton Marathon

Every year we are delighted to note the ever-increasing numbers of current and past pupils of Brighton College who defy common sense & doctors' orders to pound the streets of our great City to the benefit and greater good of others. This year is no exception & we proudly list here those that have come to our attention so far... if you are planning on joining these brave souls please do let us know as soon as you can!

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08 April 2015

REPORT: OBs at the Halford Hewitt

The Old Brightonian Golf Society made their annual pilgrimage down to Sandwich in April for the Festival of Foursomes that is the Halford Hewitt. Early confidence in the team was rocked by the unfortunate withdrawal of reinstated pro Michael Mudie (Ha. 1998-2001) due to work commitments. However this was viewed as the strongest squad we had assembled for many years and there was a sense that we might be able to pull off a shock by beating last year’s champions Merchiston.

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20 March 2015

James Chisholm (Du. 2011-13) is named Man of the Match for Six Nations U20 England v France

Huge congratulations to James Chisholm (Du. 2011-13) and the England U20 team who lifted the 2015 Six Nations trophy on Friday at Brighton's Amex Stadium.

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27 February 2015

Paymahn Seyed-Safi (Ha. 2006-11) plays rugby for Iran

Paymahn recently played for Iran in the preliminary qualifiers for the Olympics in the UAE.

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10 February 2015

Matt Machan (Ha. 2004-07) guides Scotland to Cricket World Cup victory over Ireland

Matt Machan and team mate Alasdair Evans did most of the damage as Scotland hammered Ireland by 179 runs in Scotland’s World Cup warm-up match in Sydney.


Machan helped Scotland post an imposing 296 for six batting first with a superb century, the 23-year-old Sussex player scoring 103 off 108 deliveries with four sixes and six fours at Blacktown Olympic Park Oval.


Full report here >>

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08 January 2015

James Chisholm (Du. 2011-13) named in "Rugby World's 15 to watch in 2015"

We're excited & proud to note that James has been spotted as one of 15 players to watch this year by esteemed publication "Rugby World" 

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07 January 2015

Match Report: 1st XI vs OBs, 7th January 2015

The 1st XI continued their preparation for the 2015 season with the annual friendly match against the Brighton College Old Boys on Wednesday evening. Returning from their New Year's pre-season camp at Manchester City's Academy training facility, they were keen to put what they had learnt into practice under the floodlights at Whitehawk FC. The Old Boys had brought down a strong team, featuring two past 1st XI captains (Ben Hornby and Harry Herbert) and players who graduated from the College over the last 6 years.

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08 December 2014

James Chisholm (Du. 2011-13) named Harlequins "Player of the Month" for November 2014

Congratulations to James who has been named Quins DHL Supporters’ "Player of the Month". 

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14 November 2014

Sarah Taylor (Fe. 2002-07) awarded international honour…again!

Congratulations go out to Sarah Taylor (Fe. 2002-07) who has won the ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year. Sarah was part of the England team who took home the Ashes earlier this year and was named the T20 International Cricketer of the year back in January.

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18 October 2014

College matches at the St Josephs College Rugby Festival will be broadcast live

The College's matches in the St Josephs College Rugby Festival will be broadcasted live this weekend.

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14 October 2014

All 3 Chisholm brothers on for Harlequins v Exeter

A proud moment for the Chisholm family and a great moment for Brighton College. All 3 brothers played for Quins last night v Exeter. The brothers, all former Brighton College pupils, were joined by another old Brightonian, Jordan Turner-Hall, for the fixture at The Stoop.

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13 October 2014

Clare Connor OBE (Wi. 1989-94) helps set new cricket match altitude on "roof of Africa'"

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.

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