11 Aug 2015
Cricketing Sussex for 2 Hurst School Boys

Two of the College’s students had the privilege of representing their country for cricket recently.

Current Lower Sixth student Jonty Jenner was a member of Jersey’s squad for the ICC WT20 Qualifiers in Scotland and Ireland. This was a chance for the associate cricket nations to compete for places in next year’s T20 World Cup. Sadly Jersey did not secure one of the places, however 17-year-old Jonty was the second highest run scorer in the competition. The highlight of his competition was scoring 90 not out against Namibia. Performances like this meant that he was selected for the Team of the Tournament, a great achievement.

2015 leaver and this year’s captain George Garton, (Back row 2nd form the left), followed up a good school season with a call up to the England U19 4-day Squad against Australia U19. George played in a warm-up game against a Unicorns side including ex-England bowler Graham Onions. The Australia match is being played at Chester-Le-Street in Durham. The College would like to wish George all the best with the England squad and in the future as he pursues his career in cricket.

Both boys are members of the Sussex Academy, and were members of the National Schools T20 and Langdale T20 winning side at the College this year.

UPDATE- George Garton has been asked to stay on as a member of the England U19 One-Day Squad. This is due to his strong performances in the training. Congratulations again to George.