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Cricket at King's College Prep

The game of cricket flourishes at King's Prep, where we are fortunate to have some impressive facilities situated in a beautiful environment. The school's approach to the game is heavily influenced by the MCC's Spirit of Cricket. This teaches the players the importance of respect: respect for our opponents, respect for our own captain and teammates, respect for the umpires and respect for the game's traditional values.

We train twice a week during games sessions, with fixtures taking place on a Wednesdays and Saturdays. On a typical afternoon of matches, it is not unusual for us to field ten different teams ranging from the Under 9s all the way up to our 1st XI. Given our location and standard of cricket, we also attract several touring teams.


Our Success

The Under 11, Under 12 and Under 13 teams have all been successful in their respective county competitions in recent years, and we have a fine record at all levels against schools in our region. During the last fifteen years, something in the region of twenty of our cricketers have been selected to play for Somerset's junior age group teams and we presently have one boy on the county's Emerging Player Programme.

In addition to the boys' provision in cricket, the sport is rising in popularity among the girls. As of 2020, cricket will be their primary summer sport.


Specialist Cricket Clinics

Pre-Prep Cricket
These sessions are aimed at our younger pupils and designed to help develop their general motor skills. Phil Lewis (Director of Sport at King's College) leads the sessions, which take place on Saturday mornings during the Lent Term. 

Girls Indoor Cricket (King's College, Tursdays, 4.45pm - 5.30pm Michaelmas Term)
This clinic is open to all girls in Years 6, 7 and 8, and led by Rob Woodman (Head of Cricket at King's College) and Alex Barrow (Level 3 cricket coach). These indoor cricket sessions see girls develop their batting, bowling and fielding skills, as well as teach the rules of indoor cricket.

Boys Cricket (King's College, Thursdays, 4.45pm - 6pm)
Pupils are driven to King's College where they will be coached by Rob Woodman and Alastair Halls (Director of Sport at King's College Prep). Sessions finish at 6pm and children may be collected from the College at this time, or from King's Prep at 6.20pm. Pupils in Yeasr 7 and 8 have priority, with a maximum of 16 players taking part.

Individual Skills Development
We offer private coaching throughout the week:

  • Years 3, 4 and 5 - Mondays (1pm - 1.30pm*) or Thursdays (12.45pm - 1.30pm - free)
  • Years 5, 6, 7 and 8 - Tuesdays (5.30pm - 6.15pm* or 6.15pm - 7pm*)

* Private coaching with Alex Barrow. For further details, please contact awrbarrow@kings-taunton.co.uk

We also offer specialist clinics throughout the year. Please click here to view our current events and book a place.


Cricket Tours

Touring is an important element of the game. It gives young cricketers an opportunity to play in different conditions as well as enabling them to extend the hand of friendship. The 1st XI team has previously visited Holland, Zimbabwe and South Africa and further overseas tours are planned for the future.

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