St Albans

Cricket at St Albans School

The only CURRENT professional cricketer is Nick Lamb (son of Tim of ECB and CCPR fame). He played grade cricket in Australia last winter but I am not sure if he has an English County contract this summer.

In 1902 during excavations in Verulamium it is reported that a document was found, written in very poor Latin, describing what might be called an international sporting fixture between the roman legions and the local population. In the subsequent 2000 years there have only been two international cricketers, Pascal Culverhouse who played for France and Nick Beardow who played for the Federal Territories of Malaysia who have attended the school. Regular cricket matches date back to the mid 19th century but it is really only in the last thirty years that any sort of consistent high standard has been reached at the school and only since the opening of the magnificent Woollam playing fields that it has been possible to play 10-14 matches at a time on a Saturday.

Further information can be found at www.st-albans.herts.sch.uk.