Cricket: Bede’s U15s Win Blackshaw Cup

June 29, 2016

Bede’s U15 Cricket team won the first cup of the cricket season on Tuesday 21 June, defeating Ardingly College in the final of the Sussex Independent Schools Blackshaw Cup.

Alan Wells, Bede’s Director of Cricket said ‘Tom Gordon and Alastair Orr got Bede’s off to a flying start in much the same way they had in their undefeated, 211 run partnership in the semi-final against Brighton College – although on this occasion Orr was playing with a broken rib!  The duo put on 134 for the first wicket in 14 overs.’

Ardingly then came to the crease, however Bede’s had a very tight opening spell of adroit off-spin from Scott Lenham which saw him take 3 for 12 off his 4 overs Felix Sheppard then took 3 for 13. Additional wickets fell care of James Sampson, Oscar Green and Ben Matthew, and this superb sequence of bowling was incredibly well backed-up by some outstanding fielding which included 2 great catches from Ben Matthew.  

A brilliant all-round team performance saw Bede’s emerging the winners by 106 having bowled Ardingly out for just 70.

Alan Wells said ‘The team have played some brilliant cricket this year under the guidance of Neil Lenham and thoroughly deserved their win. I am convinced that this team will go from strength to strength and develop into one of the best teams Bede’s has ever had.’