Cricket success for our Prep and Senior Schools

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We are thrilled to have been selected as one of the top 100 Senior schools and top 50 Prep schools in the UK by The Cricketer magazine. This is a fantastic achievement for us, especially given the challenges presented by the pandemic this year.

The guide states “cricket is a passion in the school and the major sport in the summer.” Selection for the guide follows an exhaustive process which saw a record number of schools submit entries to be included. All entries were judged against an extensive set of criteria, which included a compelling commitment to cricket in the curriculum, facilities, fixture programmes and coaching.

Success for Gresham’s cricket can be seen in the accomplishments of our pupils. Earlier this year, Phoebe Williams was selected to play for the Norfolk Ladies XI in two T20 games. She has also represented Norfolk at under 15 and under 17 level, and made her county debut for the senior team in August.

Furthermore, we were so proud of Ben Wilcox and Ben Panter who were selected for play for Norfolk County Cricket Club in September. They are both enjoying progress at the highly regarded Nottinghamshire CCC Academy based at Trent Bridge. Sixth Form student Sakhumuzi Ndlela, a cricketing allrouder, represented Zimbabwe in the U19 World Cup in South Africa. Pupils at the school benefit from the experience of our Director of Cricket Chris Brown, who is also Norfolk CCC’s Head Coach and the Norfolk Cricket Board’s High Performance Coach/Manager.

Many congratulations to all those involved in Cricket and we are excited to witness the future successes of the sport.