Cricket

England women’s captain, Clare Connor (W. 1989-94) has announced her retirement from international cricket after six years of leading her country.

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

This year we are celebrating the 160th anniversary of Brighton College’s foundation, and both the Headmaster and the Old Brightonian Association are very keen to celebrate this occasion fittingly. Hence there will be a number of events arranged at the school to mark the achievements of Brighton College, events which we hope will enable Old Brightonians of all ages to renew past associations and friendships.

Holly Colvin has been nominated as Sunday Times Young Sportswoman of the Year, and Clare Connor is in the final six for Sportswoman of the Year (up against phenomenal competitors like Paula Radcliffe and Ellen McArthur).

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.

Laura Marsh (F. 2000-05) Steers England to Historic Twenty20 Series Win in India

Former Brighton College pupil Laura Marsh made her highest score for England as they beat India by five wickets in Mumbai yesterday to win the Twenty20 series 2-1.  This is the first time that England have ever won a limited overs series on Indian soil.  Having been promoted to number four in the order, she responded with an unbeaten 47 off 53 balls. 

Matt Prior (R. 1995-00) was part of the England team that missed out on cricket's biggest ever payday in Antigua at the weekend (01/11/08).

Matt took three catches (as well as receiving Monty Panesar's run-out throw) to help dismiss India for 184 as they chased England's total of 288/2 tonight at the Rose Bowl in the opening one-day international.

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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