Selected as one of the top 100 cricket-playing schools by The Cricketer Magazine 2017-18
“Coming to King’s played a large part in my development and not just in cricket but all round, and in all sports and education.”
- Jos Buttler
Why Play Cricket?
Cricket at King's has always been at the forefront of the school's culture and traditions. It currently has the status of being a Centre of Cricketing Excellence.
The school has also been awarded the status of being one of the first MCC Foundation Hubs, an initiative which will allow local young cricketers to access the brilliant coaching and facilities that King's can provide. It has been a huge success so far and continues to emphasise the school’s growing cricketing reputation.Summer Cricket Clinic for Children
Bowled Over by Outstanding Facilities
King's boasts an amazing campus of pitches where six games can be going on at any one time, all against the backdrop of the main school buildings. The school has a number of artificial outdoor nets next to each of the pitches, and we also have an excellent indoor net training facility, including four bowling machines, perfect for our winter training schedule.
King's is also highly regarded within ECB development, thanks to the hundreds of cricketers who come down to represent their counties at the summer cricket festivals held at King's College. For more information on these events, click here.
The school are also about to launch a brand new cricket centre which will boast 3 lanes, long run ups and a state of the art training facility for our cricketers. On top of this, the centre will also be used for our sports performance and conditioning programme and various sports and activities such as fencing, dance, aerobics and pilates.
First Class Cricketers
Phil Lewis is currently the Director of Sport at King's, and coaches the 1st XI and our elite players. We also have three further cricket professionals who help coach at the school. Head of Cricket, Rob Woodman specialises in batting and fielding (Somerset and Gloucestershire CCC), Dennis Breakwell spin (Somerset CCC legend) and Alex Barrow (Somerset CCC) batting and wicket keeping. All help with the different facets of the game. We aim to develop players of all abilities and do so with an excellent fixture list against the leading cricket schools, counties and universities in the South West.
King's has produced numerous professional cricketers in recent years, many of whom have gone on to play for various major county sides that we have strong links with, as well as at international level. However, it is not just at the top end of the school that we are producing top players. Throughout the school there are numerous county players representing their age groups, all of whom are hoping to follow in the same footsteps as Jos Buttler and the rest of our recent professional cricketers. These also include Alex Barrow, Craig Meschede, Neil Brand, Charlie Morris, Eddie Byrom and Tom Banton.
King's Cricketing Vision
We have two perspectives from a cricketing point of view. The first is through our EPP (Elite Player Programme), which is designed for cricketers of any age who are pushing county EPPs or academies with a view to gaining professional contracts.
The other is trying to improve any of our cricketers who simply love the game and wish to become as good as they can so that they acquire the skills, knowledge and experience to progress in to playing at as high a level of club, university or representative cricket as possible when they leave the school.
For a more in-depth look in to our cricket, Phil Lewis and some of our players featured in a Test match special last summer on the strength of King’s school cricket. To watch the video, click here.
For fixtures, results and match reports, please click here.