Top 100 and Top 50 School for Cricket!

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Posted on: December 1st 2021

Prep School Cricket boy smiling

Bishop’s Stortford College (Senior School) and the Prep School have been named in the Top 100 Schools and Top 50 Prep Schools for cricket respectively by The Cricketer magazine for the second year running. This is the fifth consecutive year that the College has been named in the Top 100 and second consecutive year the Prep School has made the Top 50.

Inclusion in The Cricketer’s Top 100 and Top 50 guides is an enormous accomplishment for both the College (Senior School) and its Prep School. This year saw a vast number of entries from schools across the UK, both state and independent. All entries were judged against an extensive set of criteria including compelling commitment to cricket in the curriculum, facilities, fixture programmes, coaching, how schools kept the game alive during the pandemic and how schools aim to ensure cricket remains an essential part of school life.

Senior school cricketer batting  Senior school cricketer bowling

The Cricketer magazine Editor, Huw Turbervill commented, “It has been incredibly heartening to see schools cricket making such a comeback after a very different 2020. Of course, not all schools’ programmes have been the same due to varying restrictions, facilities, and many other understandable reasons but what has been consistent across the spectrum is that the dedication to the game in schools has, not only remained unaffected, but increased.”

Dave HugheThe cricketer schools guide 2022 front covers, Head of Cricket at the College said, “We are delighted to be included in The Cricketer Top 100 and Top 50 schools guide 2022 and consider it a huge honour. A huge amount of work has gone into developing cricket within our school over a number of years and it is very special to receive recognition of this.”

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 2022 will also be available to view online throughout the year from 15th December.