Felsted has a formidable reputation for cricket both locally, regionally and nationally. Pupils begin to play cricket from Year 3 (age 8) at Felsted and it is the main sport for boys in the Summer Term through the Schools. Several Old Felstedians have gone on to become professionals for County and England teams, such as Derek Pringle, John Stephenson, Nick Knight, Elliott Wilson and Tim Phillips. The majority of players continue in the game and in recent years many cricketers are playing for the MCC University Squads.
The school plays in a strong and traditional fixture list and since going fully co-educational in the last 20 years has still regained these excellent games. The school has always had a passion for the game and with even busier exam scheduling every year still play 25 games at 1st XI level. The school boasts 10 XI’s and follow on frpm the excellent work of Gordon Barker, laid down in the 70’s and 80’s.
Current professional players attending Felsted are:
Derek Pringle (Essex and England)
John Stephenson (Essex, Hampshire and England)
Nick Knight (Essex, Warwickshire and England)
Elliott Wilson (Worcestershire)
Tim Phillips (Essex)
Travelling to The Felsted School:
By Air: London Stansted is the nearest airport, only a 15 minute journey by taxi, and has regular scheduled flights from all UK, European and International destinations.
By Rail: The nearest main line stations are Chelmsford and Stansted, both are approx. a 15 minute taxi journey away.
By Road: The most direct routes to Felsted are via the A12, A120 and M11 Junction 8. From the A12 South: Ignore all turnings to Chelmsford and leave the A12 to the north of the town signposted Chelmsford, Springfield, A130. Join the A130 and follow signs for Great Dunmow, travel for 5 miles, and then turn right onto the B1417. Continue for 21/2 miles and you will enter Felsted.
From the M11 & A120 West: Exit M11 at Junction 8a (from the South) or at Junction 8 (from the North) and join the A120 signposted Colchester / Harwich. Leave the A120 at the Dunmow South Junction. Take the first exit at the roundabout and after 1/2 mile take the second exit at the next roundabout onto the B1256. After 1 mile turn right signposted to Felsted.
From the A12 North & A120 East: Leave the A12 at Marks Tey and join the A120 signposted to Braintree and Stansted. At Braintree remain on the A120 towards Stansted. After 5 miles approx. exit the A120 onto the B1417 and follow the signs to Felsted.
Further information can be found at www.felsted.org.