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An independent day school for boys aged 11 to 18

Cricket

Cricket is the major summer sport. The school boasts outstanding facilities with an excellent 1st XI cricket ground at Eastern Road and three junior pitches on the school playing fields. Practice facilities are also excellent with a newly-constructed 4 lane all weather net complex, top quality grass nets alongside the 1st XI pitch, plus a 3 lane Astroturf set of nets on the South Field. The sports hall also provides four lanes of nets and these nets are much used throughout the winter, particularly on Saturday mornings. The school has a cricket coach working throughout the year and also makes use of county players for additional coaching.

The school runs 14 teams from the 1st XI down to Under 12 C level, with the senior teams and age group A and B teams playing full length matches on Saturdays throughout the summer term. On average the 1st XI plays 20 matches each season and participates in a national 20/20 competition. Each year, the school hosts visiting teams from overseas and we recently toured Barbados and St Lucia. Annually four boys also go to a top school in Melbourne for a month on a cricket exchange.

A large number of our boys represent their counties at age-group level. Our facilities are used by Warwickshire CCC for age-group matches and we staged an England Blind Team Test Match in 2008.

For match reports and results please visit schoolscricketonline. For further information on cricket at King Edward's, please contact Mr L Roll at lmr@kes.org.uk.