King Edward's School, Birmingham


KES has had a School Cricket X1 since 1863, when 8 matches were played. Since the late 1870s 1st X1 matches have been played at Eastern Road, which is still the 1st X1 square. A number of boys have gone on to play first class cricket. Well known players since the war have included AC Smith [Warwickshire & England], Ossie Wheatley [Glamorgan] Brian Lobb [Somerset] John Claughton [Warwickshire], Anurag Singh [Warwickshire, Worcestershire & Nottinghamshire], Vikram Banerjee (Gloucestershire), Mark Wagh (Warwickshire and Nottinghamshire).

In recent years the School has regularly turned out eleven sides ( including a 3XI) on Saturdays and has a strong fixture list in the Midlands. In 2001/2 the School toured Australia and in 2010 and 2013 the West Indies

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