The Grammar School at Leeds came into being following the merger of Leeds Grammar School and Leeds High School for Girls in 2005. Today 2000 students share the benefits of a modern campus, not least of which are four cricket pitches, three net areas comprising grass and artificial surfaces.
Cricket at Leeds has traditionally been the school’s strongest sport with three senior XIs, two Colts sides and at Junior level (Years 7-9) A & B XIs with the occasional C team fixture. Since physical merger a Girls Squad has been in place and plays regular fixtures against local independent schools and club sides.
The Fixture List is based on the Yorkshire HMC School Merit Table with annual matches against, Bradford Grammar School, Woodhouse Grove School, Hymers College, Pocklington and Ashville College. The list is strengthened with block fixtures against Manchester Grammar School, Bolton School, and St Peters, York. The Senior XIs also play Sedbergh, Ampleforth and RGS Newcastle.
The School has produced several first class cricketers the most notable in recent years being Ian Sutcliffe, Leics and Lancs CCC. James Wainman the current 1st XI opening bowler is on the staff at Yorks CCC and has already played several 2ndXI matches.
The Head of Cricket is Steve Dunn who also looks after the 1st XI.
The School is located to the northern rural urban fringe of the city on the A61 Harrogate Road.