Head of Cricket: Mr Carl Greenidge
We regularly field ten teams; 1st X1, 2nd X1, U15A, U15B, U14A, U14B, U13A, U13B, U12A, U12B. The main square at School is predominantly used for 1st and 2nd XI fixtures with the two squares at West Grove hosting the Junior and Middle School sides.
Our regular friendly fixtures include blocks against schools in the Essex and London area, including Brentwood, Forest, Chigwell, Haberdashers Aske’s, Merchant Taylors’ and Colfe’s. We enter our boys’ middle and junior sides (U12s to U15s) into the Essex Schools’ Cup, a competition which we won in 2014. We also enter two girls’ teams (U13 & U15) into the competition where the U13 and U15 girls finished runners up in 2016 and 2018 respectively.
Our senior cricketers have enjoyed regular tours to Namibia, South Africa and Barbados and we offer an annual U12 tour within Essex in the first week of the summer holidays.
A number of our junior and middle school students are also involved in both the Essex and Kent county age groups, and currently one of our 6th form students, Alex Agedah is part of the Essex Academy programme.
From a cricketing standpoint, our aim is to create independent thinking players who are committed to applying their practical skills and knowledge to the playing field. The focus is not to create great individuals but great teams.