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Cricket returns to the High School

Cricket in the 1960s
Cricket in the 1960s
27 Sep 2019
Alumni News
In an exciting move, from Trinity term 2020 the PE Department will start moving from the traditional sport of rounders, to the hugely growing sport of cricket.  

The PE Department said: “Initially, we were inspired by the high-profile success of the England women’s team, who in 2017 beat India in a tense World Cup final in London. That remarkable feat also brought home the annual Sports Team of the Year award. We believe that cricket offers an enjoyable, team-based atmosphere with communication and camaraderie as key elements for success. It gives those elite performers a visible pathway to play cricket at a high level, whilst giving recreational players the skills and information to play in School, at their local clubs and in their back gardens!”

The school plans to have a mixed year cricket squad in 2020, with the hope of splitting into year group squads as engagement in the sport increases over the next few years. There will also be fixtures for the pupils to compete in. House Rounders will be amended to accommodate this transition, with Years 10, 11 and 12 competing in rounders and Year 7, 8, and 9 competing in cricket. This transition will eventually become House Cricket for all years. 

Over the next two terms, the PE department will be focusing attention on staff CPD and programme development. If you have expertise in any area of Cricket, and would like to contribute towards our Cricket programme, please do let us know. In addition, if you have any memories of playing cricket or rounders at the High School, please do comment below!

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