Published on: Thursday, March 7, 2024

In the summer of 2023, King’s College’s U15 and U18 Boys Cricket teams triumphed by winning two national cricket titles (U18 and U15). These remarkable young men closed the year by also winning the Headmaster’s Group Achievement Award and the pupils' latest reward was a black-tie dinner with the Headmaster.

The Celebration Dinner took place at the College on Wednesday, March 6. After a delicious three-course meal, pupils and parents enjoyed a Q&A session with our Director of Sport (Phil Lewis), Head of Cricket (Rob Woodman), and special OA guests from Somerset Cricket Club Alex Barrow, Tom Banton, James Rew, Josh, and George Thomas.

The Q&A session took us on the journey King’s Cricket has made over recent years to become one of - if not the strongest, cricketing schools in the country. Headmaster Michael Sloan thoroughly enjoyed the evening and spoke passionately about the coaching, culture and values that breed so much success with our cricket teams.

The school works in partnership with Somerset County Cricket Club, which allows cross-coaching, CPD, and sessions with professional coaches. In addition, sports scholarships are available for those entering Third Form and Sixth Form who demonstrate a high level of ability and commitment and are willing to take leadership responsibilities.

King’s has produced numerous professional cricketers in recent years, many of whom play for major counties and at international level. We have produced 18 professionals in the last 15 years, including Jos Buttler (England ODI captain), Will Smeed, Tom Banton and Calvin Harrison who have recently played in the Hundred as well as Nathan Gilchrist and James Rew who have performed brilliantly in the County Championship. We also have a number of players who have recently signed professional contracts, including Ed Middleton, Eddie Byrom, George Thomas and Will Smale.

To read more about cricket at King's, please visit:

Share this story: