The College Is Once Again Declared a Top 100 School for Cricket

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Posted on: November 30th 2020

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Bishop’s Stortford College has not only been named as one of the top 100 schools for cricket in the UK by The Cricketer magazine, but the Prep School has also made it into the top 50 Prep Schools for cricket for the first time.  This is the fourth successive year that the College has appeared in the Cricketer’s Top 100.

Inclusion in The Cricketer’s Top 100 and Top 50 guides is a huge achievement for both the College (Senior School) and its Prep School. This year saw a record number of entries from schools, from both the state and independent sectors, despite the ongoing pandemic. All entries were judged against an extensive and increasing set of criteria, with the chosen schools all having a compelling commitment to cricket in the curriculum, excellent facilities, fixtures programmes and coaching.

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Simon Hughes, editor of The Cricketer magazine commented, “This year’s Schools Guide is particularly important in showcasing our schools who have kept the game alive through a very challenging summer. Whether it has been remote video sessions, drills in the garden or even Zoom quizzes, schools cricket has emerged resolutely from this pandemic and the appetite to get back out on the playing fields is palpable.”

Dave Hughes, Head of Cricket at the College, said, “To be included in The Cricketer’s Top 100 Schools and Top 50 Prep Schools Guide, in what has been a challenging year, is an enormous achievement and one we are immensely proud of. We are thrilled that The Cricketer has recognised the outstanding facilities and coaching programme we offer.”

As well as appearing in print as a supplement to the December issue of The Cricketer (the world’s No.1 cricket magazine), the Cricketer Schools Guide 2021 will also be available to view online throughout the year from 15th December.

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