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09 May 2024

Three OBs battle at Lord's Varsity Matches

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. 

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27 August 2023

Georgia Adams (Se. 2007-12) top wicket taker during the 2023 Hundred season

The Southern Brave claim their first Women's Hundred title, with Georgia Adams picking up 16 wickets from just eight games. 

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01 August 2022

Bazid Khan (Sc. 1998-2000)

Bazid Khan (Sc. 1998-2000) is a former international cricketer.

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01 August 2022

Holly Colvin (Fe. 2003-08)

Holly Colvin (Fe. 2003-08) played cricket for England until 2013.

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01 August 2022

Freya Davies (Se. 2012-14)

Freya Davies (Se. 2012-14) is an England cricketer.

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14 April 2022

Jon Filby (Le. 1972-77) appointed Chair of Sussex Cricket

Jon Filby (Le. 1972-77) has been appointed as the new Chair of Sussex Cricket.

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01 October 2021

Clare Connor (Wi. 1989-94) becomes MCC's first female President

Clare Connor (Wi. 1989-94), former Brighton College teacher and Ashes-winning captain has taken office at Lord's as the first female President of the MCC in the club's 234-year history.

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20 August 2021

Our Alumni: Anna Harris (Ne. 2011-16)

If you caught any of the 'Hundred' on television recently you may have spotted, Anna (Ne. 2011-16)! A trainee doctor and cricketer, Anna was selected to umpire this exciting new competition during the summer. She tells us about working during the pandemic and how her matron would be impressed with her tidy bedroom!

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26 May 2021

Laura Marsh (Fe. 2000-05) launches specialist online cricket coaching

Laura Marsh (Fe. 2000-05) has launched Laura Marsh Cricket Coaching: an online coaching platform for developing spin bowlers. 

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05 May 2021

Anna Harris (Ne. 2010-16) appointed co-ambassador for ECB Young Officials Programme

Congratulations to Anna Harris (Ne. 2010-16), who has been named as co-ambassador for the new ECB Young Officials Programme, alongside international umpire, Michael Gough. 

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16 April 2021

Brighton College scores four Wisden Cricketers of the Year

Four former Brighton College cricketers have been named as Schools Cricketer of the Year in Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2021. 

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11 February 2021

VIDEO: In Conversation with... Clare Connor

On Thursday 11th February, we hosted a fantastic evening with Clare Connor (W. 1989-94).

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25 June 2020

Clare Connor CBE (W. 1989-94) to become the first female president of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)

Brighton College is delighted and proud to receive some incredible news this morning. Old Brightonian Clare Connor CBE (W. 1989-94), former England cricket captain and a pioneering force within the sport, will become the first female president of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in its 233-year history.

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01 October 2019

Sarah Taylor (Ch. 2002-07) retires from international cricket

England wicketkeeper and Old Brightonian, Sarah Taylor, announced her retirement from international cricket last week.

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10 June 2019

Laura Marsh (Fe. 2000-05) completes 100 ODI matches

Laura Marsh (Fe. 2000-05) completed her 100 One-Day International (ODI) matches for England as she featured in the second ICC Women's Championship match against the West Indies.

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10 May 2019

Dixie McDevitt (Se. 2011-18) wins prestigious cricket prize

On Thursday morning the College cricket department received a letter from Marylebone Cricket Club (M.C.C.), naming Dixie as the first winner of the prestigious Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award.

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30 January 2018

Clare Connor (Wi. 1989-94) awarded a CBE for services to cricket

From having made her debut for the Brighton College 1st XI cricket on the Home Ground, to being captain of the England cricket team and being awarded the OBE after leading England to their first Ashes win in 42 years, Clare was awarded a CBE in the 2017 New Year's Honours in recognition for her services to cricket.

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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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22 May 2017

Sarah Taylor (W. 2002-07) and Laura Marsh (F. 2000-05) included in England's World Cup squad

We're proud and excited to announce that two of our distinguished Old Girls, Sarah Taylor (W. 2002-07) and Laura Marsh (F. 2000-05) have been selected to represent Englandin the Cricket World Cup in India, starting in late June.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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04 June 2015

Tom Prideaux de Lacy (Ry. 2003-14) name in lights at Lords

Old Brightonian, Tom Prideaux de Lacy, saw his name in lights at the first Test Match between England and New Zealand at Lords. He was there as a guest of The MCC as a reward for scoring a century against them whilst representing Brighton College in 2014.

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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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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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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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30 January 2014

Congratulations to Sarah Taylor (W. 2002-07) & the England Ashes Victory!

Huge congratulations to Sarah & the England team on back-to-back Ashes victories - succeeding so brilliantly where England's men failed...

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15 January 2014

Sarah Taylor (W. 2002-07) awarded international honour

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.

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11 December 2013

John Spencer (Brighton College Common Room 1978-2012) inspires in Abu Dhabi

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.

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30 October 2013

The Ashes 2013-14: Matt Prior (R. 1995-00) to captain England

Our very own Matt Prior (R. 1995-00) will captain England in their first tour match in Australia tomorrow after Alastair Cook was ruled out.

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15 May 2013

Matt Prior (R. 1995-00) named England Cricketer of the Year 2013

Congratulations to Matt Prior (R. 1995-00), who was named England Cricketer of the Year at a special ceremony at Lord's this week.

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09 May 2013

Brighton College Under 15 Girls through to the National Indoor Cricket Final

Brighton College Under 15 Girls have been crowned South East Regional Champions and won a place in the National Finals of the Lady Taverners Indoor Cricket Competition, to be held at Lord's on 9th May.

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11 April 2013

Cricketing superstar Matt Prior (R. 1995-00) to give starter's orders at Brighton Marathon

Cricketing icon and Old Brightonian Matt Prior (R. 1995-00) will be the opener for this year's Brighton Marathon. The Sussex and England wicketkeeper has been unveiled as the official starter for the fourth Brighton Marathon later this month.

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18 December 2012

OB & England hero Matt Prior (R. 1995-00)!

Congratulations to OB hero Matt Prior (R. 1995-00), who helped England to the recent series win over India.

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18 September 2012

Sarah Taylor (W. 2002-07) becomes World’s best T20 cricketer

Former pupil and England wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor (W. 2002-07) has been named ICC Women's T20 Cricketer of the Year at the LG ICC Awards in Colombo.

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05 July 2012

Laura Marsh (F. 2000-05) & BBC Sport

Laura Marsh (F. 2000-05) will be writing a series of columns for BBC Sport over the summer. You can follow her articles here, as well as on her twitter account.

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17 June 2012

REPORT: Cricketer Cup v Tonbridge 2012

In a season during which sunshine has been a rarity, it shone on the Home Ground for the first round of the Cricketer Cup. Electing to bat on a sound but slow wicket the Old Brightonians made a promising start with Adam Davies (18) and Alisdair Wilson (24) batting with comparative comfort against steady medium pace bowling from Tonbridge.

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09 January 2012

Matt Prior (R. 1995-00) opens the College's new fitness and conditioning suite

Old Brightonian Matt Prior (R. 1995-00) England wicketkeeper and two-time Ashes winner, returned to the College on Wednesday 30th November 2011 to open, officially, the new fitness and conditioning suite housed in what was previously the pre-prep school hall.

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08 December 2011

Matt Prior (R. 1995-00) awarded benefit season with Sussex County Cricket Club

We're delighted and very proud to announce that our very own Matt Prior (R. 1995-00) has been awarded a benefit season in 2012.

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12 June 2011

The Cricketer Cup First Draw

Old Brightonians 103 for 3, lost to Oundle Rovers 104 for 3. Despite the drought of the early summer, the day of the first round of the Cricketer Cup dawned with rain, that wet sort of rain that continues all day. Undaunted by the wet conditions, eleven Old Brightonians travelled to Oundle for the fixture. It was decided by both teams that only a ten over match in the rain was possible, not ideal but a better alternative to replaying the game the following weekend.

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22 May 2011

Sussex Old Boys 20/20 Cricket Cup

Old Brightonians Cricket took part in the inaugural Sussex Old Boys 20/20 Cup at Lancing College on 22 May 2011. Teams participating were Old Brightonians, Lancing Rovers, Old Eastbournians and Old Blues.

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14 May 2011

Gala Fundraising Dinner at Lords

The Long Room at Lord's Cricket Ground was the spectacular setting for the College's Gala Dinner Saturday 14th May, to help raise funds for the New Ground Pavilion.

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10 May 2011

Brighton College Cricket Report - 1st XI beat Sussex Martlets

On Sunday 17th April the College 1st XI cricket side took on the Sussex Martlets as their season opener. The College got off to a good start with an opening stand of 188 between Eswar Kalidasan and Yass Bahemou. Excellent running between the wickets from Hugh Richards and a quick fire 20 off 13 balls from Jethro Menzies led to a competitive total of 270 for 4 being set.

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21 April 2011

1st XI took on the OBCC in a Twenty20 cricket match

As part of the 1st XI’s Twenty20 preparation in the early part of the season, the OBs challenged them to a match on the Home Ground. The OBs batted first and last year’s captain Adam Davies (L. 2005-2010), set the tone for his innings with a sweetly timed drive for four off the first ball of the innings.

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