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Bede’s Senior School is celebrating more cricket success stories.

Thursday, 13th May 2021, 4:00 pm
Mary and Millie are off to the Southern Vipers academy

Upper fifth pupils Mary and Millie Taylor, who are twins, are the latest of the school’s cricketers to have been selected for regional honours at the Southern Vipers Academy.

The duo play for the Sussex CCC ladies’ first team alongside Sarah Taylor, who is sports development and life skills coach at Bede’s and was a nominee in the ICC’s player of the decade scheme.

Ian Cox, senior regional talent manager at Southern Vipers, said: “Both Millie and Mary had a taste of regional cricket last summer and they really impressed – not just in terms of their cricketing abilities but also how they embraced the whole process. Everybody at Southern Vipers is extremely excited to be working with Mary and Millie in the regional academy.”

Alan Wells, director of cricket at Bede’s, said: “We wish Mary and Millie every success and look forward to following their careers as they develop with great interest.”

The twins are not the only youngsters with Bedes connections celebrating a prized cricket deal.

The school and its staff are also celebrating former pupil and Sussex CCC pathway graduate Joe Sarro being added to Sussex CCC’s men’s squad on a month-long rookie contract.