St Bede’s are T20 masters

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ST BEDE’S School’s cricketers can justifiably count themselves as masters of the art of Twenty 20 cricket.

The school’s U15 side (above left) has been crowned Sussex County T20 champions after beating Seaford College in the final. St Bede’s batted first and scored an impressive 173 off their 20 overs. Seaford College, in reply, only managed to score 77-7 in their allocated overs.

This talented group of players also has the Blackshaw and County Cup final to look forward to as they have reached the final of all competitions entered this season.

And St Bede’s are also T20 Champs in another county cup known as the Langdale Cup.

After beating Eastbourne College in the semi-final in a close encounter that went down to the final over, St Bede’s went on to meet Ardingly College in the final.

Ardingly College scored 102-7 off their 20 overs. But St Bede’s (above right) won the game in style, chasing down the runs with an over and four wickets to spare.

n ST BEDE’S School’s riding team recently competed at the show jumping qualifier at the Royal Leisure in Henfield. This event is one of the qualifying events for the School Team National Finals in October at Addington Manor in Buckinghamshire.

The strong St Bede’s team competed in two different categories. In the 90cm class, Hugo Godwin, Meg Wrenn, Charlie Marshall and Chiara Castellini took fifth place out of 18 teams. Individually Chiara came fifth out of approximately 65 competitors.

In the 1m-1.05m class the team was made up of Alex Young, Hugo Godwin, and Chaira Castellini. The team ended up taking second place out of nine teams.

This performance has qualified St Bede’s for the Nationals. Individually Chiara (right) took second place overall out of nearly 40 riders and qualifies her individually for championships as well.

William Gribble also had his first outing as part of the team in one of the other classes but unfortunately his horse was feeling her age and didn’t have the best day.

n THERE were more medals for Lam family when St Bede’s pupils and siblings Amber and Adam Lam attended the TWBL Junior Open Badminton Tournament at Sevenoaks recently.

Adam entered the U13 Boys’ event with a partner from Buckinghamshire and they won all the games in their group stages, claiming gold in the doubles U13 section. Individually Adam ended up playing his doubles partner in the final and managed to beat him 21-19, 21-18 in a close match.

Amber also entered the doubles with a partner from Bucks and claimed gold in the U15 Girls’ Doubles category, winning in the final 15-6, 15-11.