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    Top 100 School for Cricket

    Kimbolton has been named as one of the Top 100 cricketing schools in the UK, in The Cricketer magazine's respected Schools Guide 2021.

    Kimbolton Castle Cricket Festival 2019

    Kimbolton has been named as one of the Top 100 cricketing schools in the UK, in The Cricketer magazine's respected Schools Guide 2021. Our inclusion follows an exhaustive selection process, which saw a record number of schools submit entries to be included. Schools were judged against an extensive set of criteria, with the chosen establishments having outstanding facilities, fixture programmes and coaching.

    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 pupils 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 Simon Hughes said: “This year’s Schools Guide is particularly important in showcasing our schools who have kept the game alive through a very challenging summer. Whether it has been remote video sessions, drills in the garden or even Zoom quizzes, schools cricket has emerged resolutely from this pandemic and the appetite to get back out on the playing fields is palpable.

    “There should be deserved praise for all the teachers, coaches and volunteers who have put in so much hard work, in the most difficult of circumstances, to preserve a love of the game among the next generation."

    The 148-page guide, which features the top 100 senior, the top 50 prep/junior, and for the first time, the top 20 all-girls schools, is available with the December issue of The Cricketer (out 27 Nov) and on The Cricketer website (from 15 Dec).