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St Lawrence College named Top 100 UK Cricket School for second year running

Posted: 26th November 2021

Top 100 Schools 2022

The Cricketer has published its School Guide 2022, featuring the Top 100 Senior and the Top 50 Prep Schools in their bumper annual supplement.

St Lawrence College have been placed in the ‘Top 100 Cricket Schools in the UK’ in this prestigious guide for the second year running.

“Here at St Lawrence College we are fortunate to have fantastic facilities, dedicated coaches and passionate pupils, all of which allow us to have success both on and off the sports field.”

We are very proud of our inclusion and this achievement is testament to the hard work of the sports department, the dedication and encouragement of parents, and lastly, the effort and skill of every one of our talented St Lawrence College cricketers

All school entries were judged against an extensive set of criteria, which included a ‘compelling commitment to cricket in the curriculum, fixture programmes and coaching‘. Judges also took into account how schools kept the game alive during the pandemic, and how they work to ensure cricket remains a key part of school life.

Assistant Director of Sport and Head of Cricket at the School, Mr Seth Simmons, said: “As head of Cricket I am very proud of continuing to be recognised as one of the top 100 cricket schools in the United Kingdom.

Through a thorough winter training programme we have continued to have success across both boys and girls cricket with many pupils representing Kent County Cricket Club Youth and above.

“We always cater for all individuals whether it’s their first experience playing cricket or if they are an established 2nd Class County cricketer. We have had three Kent Cricket Academy Scholars in the last four years which is testimony to the programme that we have in place and I am delighted that our cricket programme is renowned to allow all pupils to flourish.

“Here at St Lawrence College we are fortunate to have fantastic facilities, dedicated coaches and passionate pupils, all of which allow us to have success both on and off the sports field”.

The Cricketer magazine editor, Huw Turbervill, said: “It has been incredibly heartening to see schools cricket making such a comeback after a very different 2020.

“Of course, not all schools’ programmes have been the same due to varying restrictions, facilities, and many other understandable reasons but what has been consistent across the spectrum is that the dedication to the game in schools has, not only remained unaffected, but increased.

“Congratulations to all of the schools included and we look forward to hearing about all of your future successes.”

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