OC GOLD AT ENGLAND HOCKEY NATIONAL INDOOR FINALS
Last Sunday three OCs and two current Cranleigh pupils won gold medals as part of the East Grinstead women’s squad that took the national Indoor trophy for the second time in four years. Recent OCs Pippa Lock (West, 2016-2018) and Millie Regan (West, 2016-2018) were in the team that was brilliantly captained by yet another OC, Zoe Siddall (previously Zoe Burrell) (West, 2004-2009). Cranleigh pupils Rosie Hope (West) and Coca Hall (West) were also part of the squad.
A tense semi-final 2-1 win over Slough was followed by a stunning performance in the final against Buckingham that resulted in a 10-2 victory with Coca scoring the final goal with a cool reverse stick finish.
Another OC, Megan Batchelor (West, 2011-2016), was part of the Bowdon Hightown squad that lost to Buckingham in a penalty shuffle shootout in the semi after a 2-2 draw, and is off to the European Indoors with them in the next couple of weeks.
In the Men’s competition, recent OC Taylor Seager-Green (Cubitt, 2013-2018) had two good games in goal for Surbiton. They beat Sevenoaks comfortably in the semi before playing East Grinstead in the final with OC Jonny Gall (Surbiton’s captain), (Cubitt 2009-2011) scoring a phenomenal individual goal to give them a 3-2 lead before drawing 3-3 and succumbing to a heart-breaking loss on penalty shootouts.
OCs James Gall (Cubitt, 2009-2013) and Will Calnan (Cubitt, 2009-2014) were also present but unable to play as they are just off to play for GB in the new FIH Pro League outdoors, where we wish them the best of luck.
Richard Organ, Director of Hockey, commented “It’s just fantastic to see so many Cranleighans playing at the very highest level of the game and performing so well.”