OBA CRICKET
News and Results in 2005
Matthew Prior (R. 1995-00) is currently on the full England tour of Pakistan. Yesterday, (1st October 2005) batting at number 10 in the first match of the tour, he hit a quick-fire 56 in a vital partnership with Marcus Trescothick to put England in a strong position to win the match, having been struggling at 80-8. Playing for the opposition is another Brighton College Old Boy, now Pakistan all-rounder Bazid Khan (S. 1998-00). The two boys were vital members of Brighton College's 1st XI and to now be playing in their countries' colours against each other is an amazing achievement - we think this might be a first - contact us if you know different!

Update (08/12/2005)
Prior and Khan again faced each other in the only warm-up before Saturday's first one-day international. Both acquitted themselves well in a game that England lost by one wicket. Matthew scored 72 off 84 balls, and Bazid was 90 not out!
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Matt Prior's details >>
Bazid Khan's details >>
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). In addition, the full England Women's Cricket Team is up to win Team of the Year. Although Holly's category is not open to public voting, Clare Connor's is, so please support her either by telephoning 0901500 0064 (calls cost a maximum of 25p a minute), or just text the number 1 to 86122. Each text will cost 25p plus standard network charges.
The Awards ceremony will be shown on 17th November at 6.30pm on Sky Sports 2.
"A positive spin" - The Times >>
"SWOTY" Sponsors' Press Release >>
Robin Marlar, the new president of the MCC, has incurred the wrath of Claire Connor with some choice words on the wisdom of mixed cricket at Brighton College. The OBA feels sure that OB's will want to join the debate...
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Clare Connor MBE (W. 1989-94) captained England's women to their first Ashes series win in 42 years with a triumph over Australia in the second and final test in Worcester on Friday.
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Cricket Dinner - Celebrating 150 years of College Cricket
18th June 2005

updated 23rd February 2005

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.

One such event was a formal dinner in the Dining Hall to which former 1st and 2nd XI Cricketers and their partners were invited, along with those Masters in Charge of Cricket who have played such a key role in the formative years of so many Old Brightonian cricketers.
Full report by Joey Appleton >>
Brighton College Girls Make History
June 2005
The College made history this month by playing two girls, Holly Colvin and Sarah Taylor, in the College 1st XI fixture against Wellington. Clare Connor was the first girl to play in a Public School 1st XI, when she played for Brighton College in 1993.
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