Cricket’s come home to Bede’s!

June 3, 2019

Cricketers at Bede’s Senior School in Upper Dicker are celebrating an astounding week, as the Bede’s U15 Girls were declared National champions and the Bede’s 1st XI retained the County Cup for the third year in a row.

On Wednesday 22 May, the Bede’s U15 Girls team travelled to the hallowed Lord’s Cricket Ground for the National Finals of the Lady Taverners Cup for the second year in a row. The girls represented the South, competing against the Regional winning teams from the East, West, North and Midlands.

The final match against Hampshire-based St Swithun’s School saw Bede’s bat first and score 103-5 before bowling the opposing team out for 70.

Petch Lenham, Head of Girls Cricket at Bede’s, says: “The squad played superbly throughout the day; they bowled accurately, batted with positive intent, and ran well. The girls’ fielding was excellent – they caught well, created numerous run outs owing to their speed, and showcased attacking play. A superb performance all round – well done all!”

The next day, on Thursday 23 May, Bede’s 1st XI retained the County Cup at Hove, winning the trophy for the third year in a row. Having dispatched Eastbourne College in the first round and Christ’s Hospital in the Semi-Final, Bede’s faced Brighton College in the Final. Bede’s batted first and immediately took the game to the opposition racing to 46-1 off 5 overs, with Brighton scoring 122-6 off their 20 overs.

Commenting on the victory, Bede’s Director of Cricket Alan Wells says: “It was a battling performance from the boys who had to overcome several periods of intense pressure. However, they have shown that they are a real team, with any one of them being able to step up and play a commanding and match-winning role. This is our 9th title in 12 seasons and shows the strength of Cricket at Bede’s.”

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