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Short Half 2017

Cricket

Boys playing Cricket
Cricket Pavillion
Boys playing Cricket

Cricket at Winchester has a very long and distinguished history, with a number of boys going on to represent their counties and countries.

The present day sees cricket in a very healthy and strong position, with our sides able to compete on equal terms with all other public schools. The facilities both indoor and out are second to none, with two of the most beautiful grounds you could wish to see.

Indoors we have four nets which are used extensively during the winter for specialist coaching, making use of digital video facilities for analysis of techniques. Outside we have a total of 5 grass pitches, 3 permanent artificial pitches, one non-permanent artificial, and numerous nets. Block fixtures are played every Saturday during the summer term, and also on some Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.

The U14 and U15 sides play in the county cup.

We have four teams at U14 level, three at U15, two at U16 and then three senior XIs. All have strong and full fixture lists. A number of boys each year represent their counties in a variety of age ranges. There is a Junior House competition which takes place on Tuesday afternoons.

Cricket teams are organised and coached by members of staff who are advised and assisted by two cricket professionals.

The 1st XI (known as Lords) tours at Easter once every two years. Recent venues include South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya and the Caribbean.

Cricket at Winchester is certainly in a healthy position, standards are improving year on year and the number of boys playing the game and gaining enjoyment is growing. It is possible to play simply for fun and enjoyment or to make use of the facilities and expertise on offer and gain the very highest standards.

Location of Cricket pitches

Read the Winchester College Prep Schools Cricket Tournament Report 2016 here.