Bede’s Joins The Cricketer’s Top 100 Schools for 2016
Bede’s is delighted to announce its appearance on The Cricketer’s inaugural ‘best of’ list for secondary education, entitled “The Playing Fields of England: An A-Z Guide To The Summer Game’s Top 100 Schools 2016.”
The list is generated as the result of an exhaustive process which saw more than 250 schools enter submissions for inclusion. All were matched against an thorough set of coordinates, with the schools chosen all having outstanding cricket programmes.
The definitive list can be seen in the notes to editors below.
Alumni Luke Wells, Fyn Hudson-Prentice, Director of Cricket Mr Wells and Callum Jackson.
“This is a superb insight into schools’ cricket, serving not only as an informative guide but as a tribute to all those teachers and coaches out there who are nurturing the talents of future club, county and international cricketers,” deputy editor Huw Turbervill said.
“I have been lucky enough to visit a handful of games this summer, and I can state firmly that the standard of cricket has been very high. Of course there are a lot of fee-paying schools in here with some incredible facilities listed. But the game refuses to die in state schools too.
“The competition to be included was incredibly high and plans are already in place to provide more in-depth coverage of schools’ cricket next summer.”
The 64-page magazine is bumper-packed with the regular November issue of The Cricketer (which arrived on newsstands on October 30) and as well as appearing in print in the world’s No. 1 cricket magazine, the guide will also available as a free digital download via The Cricketer app on December 1.
THE TOP 100 DEFINITIVE LIST
Bedford Modern School
Beechen Cliff, Bath
Bristol Grammar School
Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar School
City of London Freemen's School
Dr Challoner's Grammar School
George Watson's College
Haberdasher's Aske's Boys' School
King Edward VI School, Southampton
King's College School, Wimbledon
King's College, Taunton
Kingswood School, Bath
Leicester Grammar School
Lord Wandsworth College
Loughborough Grammar School
Magdalen College School, Oxford
New Hall School
Nottingham High School
Prince Henry's, Worcester
Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield
Royal Grammar School, Guildford
Shenfield School, Essex
South Dartmoor Community College
St Benedict's School, Ealing
St Edward's School, Oxford
St John's School, Leatherhead
St Peter's School, York
Stewart's Melville College
Sutton Valence School
The Grammar School at Leeds
The Judd School
The King's School in Macclesfield
The King's School, Cantebury
The Leys School
The Manchester Grammar School
The Oratory School
Trinity School, Croydon
Wellington School, Somerset
Woodhouse Grove School