Bede’s Cricketers Light-Up Professional Scoreboards
2014 alumnus Fyn Hudson-Prentice's first-class debut for Sussex last weekend is just one of several recent stories of Bede's cricketing success.
Fyn, who hails from Haywards Heath, took to the crease during the entertaining opening day of the four-day LV= County Championship Division One match against Hampshire at Hove.
Sussex managed to total 251, largely thanks to the fifth wicket stand of 115 in 24 overs between Luke Wright and Chris Nash, with Fyn batting at 9 and scoring a respectable 15.
With fellow Bede's alumnus Luke Wells also starting for Sussex and scoring 16, and 2013 Bede's leaver Callum Jackson on the bench at Twelfth Man, Bede's Director of Cricket Alan Wells was happy to note this morning that a quarter of the Sussex team for the ongoing four-day competition is made up of Bede's Cricket Academy old boys.
Elsewhere, fellow Bede's alumnus Shai Hope made his second Test Match appearance for the West Indies against Australia last week, opening the batting and top-scoring during his team's first innings.
Shai scored 36 runs on a challenging day for the Windies before falling to an excellent diving catch by Australian gully fielder Shaun Marsh off the bowling of Mitchell Johnson while, closer to home, another ex-Bedian, Olly Rayner, continued to contribute strongly to Middlesex's 2015 scorecard, taking two catches and two wickets during Middlesex's first innings against Warwickshire at Lord's.
While Olly, Shai, Fyn, Luke and Callum continue to enjoy professional success, current Bede's pupil Delray Rawlins was very happy to learn that he had been signed to the Sussex Academy at the end of May before making his debut for the Sussex 2nd XI against Surrey on June 4th.
Mr Wells said of Delray's recent selection, "He has the makings of an exceptional cricketer and is the latest in a series of success stories coming out of the Cricket Academy at Bede's. Everyone at the school is behind him 100% and we will be closely following his progress, as we do all of our players past and present, in the coming weeks and months."