Kimbolton Named Top 100 School for Cricket
The Cricketer magazine highlights our commitment to boys' and girls' cricket in the curriculum, facilities, fixture programmes and coaching.
Kimbolton has been named as one of the Top 100 cricketing schools in the UK, in The Cricketer magazine's respected Schools Guide 2022. Our inclusion follows an exhaustive selection process, which saw a huge number of schools submit entries to be included. Schools were judged against an extensive set of criteria, with the chosen establishments having a compelling commitment to cricket in the curriculum, facilities, fixture programmes and coaching. Also considered was how schools kept the game alive during the pandemic, and how they look to ensure cricket remains a central part of school life.
Cricket at Kimbolton benefits from a team of experienced coaches led by professional ex-England player Alex Tudor. With five well-maintained pitches, indoor and outdoor nets, as well as a Merlyn spin bowling machine, there are plenty of opportunities for girls and boys of all ages and abilities to hone their batting, bowling and fielding skills at both the Prep and Senior School.
We regularly host and take part in cricket fixtures and festivals, as well as inviting world-class cricketers to our school to share their knowledge and expertise. These have included former West Indies captain Sir Garfield Sobers and former England captain Graham Gooch OBE.
The Cricketer magazine editor Huw Turbervill said: “It has been incredibly heartening to see schools cricket making such a comeback after a very different 2020. As a parent myself, I would like to place on record my thanks to all the teachers, coaches and volunteers who have worked so hard, in the most difficult of circumstances, to ensure the next generation are given opportunities to grow within, and love the game, that we cherish so deeply.”
The 156-page guide, which features the top 100 senior, the top 50 prep/junior, and the top 20 all-girls schools, is available with the December issue of The Cricketer (out 26 Nov) and on The Cricketer website (from 15 Dec).