We are delighted to announce that we’ve been selected by The Cricketer as one of the top 100 schools in the country for cricket in their publication entitled The Playing Fields of England: An A-Z Guide To The Summer Game’s Top 100 Schools 2017.
The publication of this top 100 follows an exhaustive process that saw more than 250 schools enter submissions for inclusion. All were matched against an extensive set of criteria, with the schools chosen having outstanding cricket programmes.
“This is a celebration of the best of school sport, the grounds, the facilities, the coaching, the fixture lists and the general commitment to getting those blighters on the field to play a semblance of the game that has characterised England and Englishness for more than three centuries,” says The Cricketer editor Simon Hughes.
His deputy, Huw Turbervill, adds: “We hope this is a wonderful insight into schools’ cricket, serving not only as an informative guide but as a tribute to all the teachers and coaches who are nurturing the talents of future club, county and international cricketers. I have been lucky enough to visit several games this summer, and the standard of cricket has been very high.”
To view the publication please click here.
This news comes on top of a fantastic year for PGS cricket during which large numbers of pupils were involved in the Saturday cricket fixtures during the summer term. Each week we were able to field between 10 – 13 teams with boys and girls from A’s through to C’s being able to enjoy representing the school. Individual achievements include a strong representation from the Dean Family – Loren Dean created history by becoming the first girl to represent the 1st XI at the beginning of the summer term and her sister Charlie has recently been selected for the England Women’s cricket academy.