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Sporting Highlights - up to 23 June 2017
23rd June 2017

Sporting Highlights - up to 23 June 2017

It was a proud evening on Wednesday as OL Mason Crane made his senior international debut for the England T20 cricket team. He starred with the ball to restrict the South African batsmen to scoring only 24 from his four overs. Mason played a big part in the 9 wicket win! Visit the @LancingSport Twitter page to see how the spectators reacted!

Athletics
House athletics was completed this week with the finals of the tug-o-war on Monday.

Last week there was a huge uptake with 495 throws being completed and 180 students in track events resulting in a record points haul.  Eight Lancing College records dating back to 2004 were broken and selected highlights include Finn T throwing the shot 11.8m and Maddie S’s 17m discus throw.

Congratulations also to Charlie W who ran 2 minutes 03s in the County championships and Gus C who jumped 1.7m at Worthing.

Results

Junior girls (Third and Fourth Forms)

  • Sankeys 54
  • Manor 102
  • Handford 145 (Most improved)
  • Winners - Field's 204

Junior boys (Third and Fourth Forms)

  • School 104
  • Teme 132
  • Second's 167
  • Gibbs' 179
  • Winners - Head's 223

Senior girls (Fifth to Upper Sixth Forms)

  • Manor 59
  • Handford 135
  • Sankey's 145
  • Winners – Field's 197

Senior boys (Fifth to Upper Sixth Forms)

  • Head's 12
  • Second's 35
  • School 87
  • Gibbs' 107
  • Winners – Teme 358

The House Tug of War trophy winner was Teme, with a devastating performance.

Cricket
The U14A and U15A teams enjoyed fine wins last Saturday against KES Witley.

A fantastic performance with the bat saw the U14A team score 217 from 20 overs. Top scorer with the bat was MVP Charlie G (79). He was ably supported by Ted E (53) and Isaac A (43 from only 17 balls). With the ball, Oscar S took 2 for 3 and Oscar M took 3 for 5 to bowl out the visitors for 66. 

The U15A team cruised to its fourth victory this season. Stunning bowing from Jeffrey K-D and Charlie B, along with tight fielding from all the players, meant that KES could only reach 85. Charlie H stepped up with the bat to score 27 – enough to secure a 6 wicket win.

On Tuesday, the 1st XI recorded a straightforward victory against The Elite International Academy by 4 wickets. Will E stood out again with the ball, returning figures of 4-24, with Captain Ollie J taking 3-24. With the bat, Larry M top scored with 40.

However, the girls stole the show by making it three wins from four games by beating Worthing High without the loss of one wicket! Worthing were 53 all out from 13 overs, and our girls reached the target after only 4.

Target Rifle Shooting
Following Jacob P's and Russell W’s British Schools selection, they have both now stepped up to the next level. On Saturday (300, 500 and 600 yards) and again on Sunday (900 and 1000 yards) they both shot for the adult Sussex 1st team at Bisley and have earned their Sussex shoulder flashes and blazer badges – a superb achievement! Overall, Sussex placed 6th out of 20 counties with our lads making up a quarter of the team.

Tennis
On Tuesday, the junior boys and girls battled it out for the House titles. With all six grass and six hard courts in action, it was a fantastic afternoon of tennis. With 7 wins out of a possible 9 the winners of the Girls' Junior House tennis (for a second year running) was Field's House.

After a slightly rocky start against Second's House in the first round, the winners of the Junior Boys' House Tennis was School House with the boys winning 10 matches out of a possible 12.

Team of the Week
For the boys, it goes down to a vote between the U14A and U15B cricket teams; for the girls, TOTW goes to the cricket team!