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OO Sports Round-Up 

A round-up of OO Sports News from April to July 2022
11 Jul 2022
Written by Joe Roberts

Jack van Poortvliet ('19), following a remarkable season with newly crowned Premiership Champions Leicester Tigers, made his senior debut for England on their tour to Australia. Jack came off the bench to score in the first match of the series, before making his first international start in the second game, in which England beat Australia 25-17 to tie up the series 1-1. England Rugby named Jack their Player of the Match, quite a gong on his first start! The winner-takes-all third match is on Saturday 16 July at 10.55 (BST). 

Hamish Watson ('10) made his 50th International appearance for Scotland on Saturday 9 July, scoring a try to help Scotland overpower Argentina 29-6 and level the three match series 1-1. The deciding third match is on Saturday 16 July at 20.10 (BST). 

Stuart Broad ('04) made a triumphant return to international cricket as a new-look England swept New Zealand 3-0 before beating India at Edgbaston in the rescheduled 5th Test from their series last summer. Stuart took his 550th Test wicket with the scalp of Mohammed Shami in India's first innings - currently on 552 wickets, Stuart is 6th in all-time Test wickets, only 11 away from Glenn McGrath's 563. 

Matt Ramshaw ('18) made his international hockey debut for the England senior men's team, scoring twice on his debut against France in the FIH Pro League on 21 May. Fellow OO, Alex Stadler ('18), has also been playing in the FIH for Germany as their first-choice goalkeeper. The FIH Pro League resumes in October - Germany currently sit 4th in the table and England 6th.  

Greta Mason ('15) is the new British Under-25 eventing champion, having won the national title in the British Horse Feeds under-25 class at Bramham Horse Trials last month, with her horse Cooley for Sure. 

Alex Brundle ('08) is racing in the FIA World Endurance Championship for Inter Europol Competition in the LMP2 class. Alex raced at the 2022 24 Hours of Le Mans in June, where he and his team finished 13th in their class and 17th overall. 

Lyndon James ('17) continues to go from strength to strength at Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, making his maiden first-class hundred against Durham at Chester-le-Street in April. He backed that up with a score of 155 against Middlesex at Trent Bridge at the end of June, his first century on home soil and passed 1000 first-class runs in the process. Lyndon was also selected for the First Class Counties XI to play against New Zealand, scoring 52 in the first innings. 

Josh Cobb ('08) has been in fine form for Northamptonshire County Cricket Club, with four scores over 50 in their 2022 Vitality Blast campaign. Josh has been signed by the Welsh Fire for The Hundred. Welsh Fire kick of this year's competition on Wednesday 3 August against Southern Brave. 

Alex Goode ('06) had a successful return to Premiership Rugby this season, following his loan period to Japan, playing 28 times for Saracens, including in the Premiership final, which they narrowly lost to Leicester Tigers. 

Charlie Titcombe ('20), who plays for Loughborough University in the BUCS Championship, was selected to play for England Students against France, socring the winning penalty from 50m. Charlie has just signed a contract with Premiership side Worcester Warriors. 

It was a bumper year for OOs in professional sport, and we congratulate you all! 

Below is the International Roll of Honour for 2021-2022, containing OOs and current pupils. 


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