Berkhamsted School is extremely proud to be in partnership with Buckinghamshire Cricket Board to help develop the cricketing talent in the local area and currently has 24 boys and girls in the Bucks CB programme. This partnership allows a clear dialog to take place between the County and the School to make sure both parties are working in the same direction to deliver the best possible outcome for the player.
In recent years this relationship has evolved and is now firmly embedded in all that happens with Berkhamsted Cricket. During the winter, the School hosts a weekly EPP indoor session run by both Bucks CB and Berkhamsted School coaches. Jason Rance (Bucks Cricket Board Head Coach) runs weekly 1 to 1 sessions with selected Berkhamsted students who are on the EPP pathway, this allows our students access to top class coaching from county coaches without having to travel. The partnership continues in the summer term as Bucks CB coaches help to deliver the cricket programme across the School, including our girls and Preparatory School programmes.
Berkhamsted’s fantastic facilities host a number of Bucks matches throughout the summer which include a number of county fixtures as well as an internal trial/fixture day with nearly 200 Bucks boys and girls playing cricket on Chesham Road playing fields. The School and County also have several annual fixtures against one another during the season for both the boys’ and girls’ teams. The highlight is the 1st XI match against Buckinghamshire U17s, a fixture that always proves to be a tight contest.
The School’s cricket fixture card is extremely strong and allows the students to test themselves against the top schools in the area. Matches, in a range of formats, take place against Whitgift, Merchant Taylors’, Northwood, Abingdon, St Edward’s, Oxford, Stowe and Bedford School. Berkhamsted are able to field up to 28 teams each summer with 17 boys’ teams and up to 11 girls teams every playing each week. This allows every student to play and enjoy the game at a level suitable to their ability.
Sport plays a significant part in the school life of any Berkhamsted pupil and the school has had significant success in recent years. Berkhamsted were recently named as the third best Independent School for Sport in a recent edition of the ‘School Sport Magazine’. The national publication ranked each school based on 20 different sports and 120 national competitions throughout 2019. For more information please use this link.
If you would like any further information please don’t hesitate to contact either myself firstname.lastname@example.org , David Gibson (Director of Sport) email@example.com or the school admissions team firstname.lastname@example.org / 01442 358001 for more information.
- Ben Harris, Cricket Scholar Year 13
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