The teacher who will have two pupils as rivals in cricket's The Hundred

Former England wicketkeeper and Bede’s sports development and life skills coach Sarah Taylor is part of cricket’s new competition, The Hundred, this summer – and she will have two of the school’s pupils for company.

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 4:30 pm
Bedes senior school trio in The Hundred - L to R Freya Kemp, Sarah Taylor and Alice Capsey
Bedes senior school trio in The Hundred - L to R Freya Kemp, Sarah Taylor and Alice Capsey

Taylor will be competing in the competition alongside Bede’s pupils Alice Capsey, 16, and Freya Kemp, 15, who have both been selected to take part.

In the inaugural season of this new 100-ball competition, Kemp will be in the Southern Brave squad alongside England international Anya Shrubsole.

Capsey will take her place in the Oval Invincibles side.

Meanwhile Taylor will be competing for the Welsh Fire team. On the men’s side Bede’s alumnus and Sussex player Delray Rawlins will also be competing for the Southern Braves.

Bede’s Director of Cricket Alan Wells said: “Sarah Taylor has been a beacon for women’s cricket for many years now and since joining the coaching team at Bede’s last year she has done an enormous amount to develop cricketing talent and, in particular, to provide inspiration for our aspiring female cricketers.

“To have one of our own coaches competing in the same professional competition as two of our pupils - as well as one of our alumni - will be a truly unique and memorable moment in the school’s cricketing history.”

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