Cricket is a flourishing and successful sport at Arnold School. It is the main summer sport played by the boys and there is an ever-growing squad of girls who play fixtures each season.
The present day sees cricket in a very healthy state with all of our teams, both A and B, able to compete on equal terms with the best schools in the region. Standards are improving year on year and the number of boys playing the game and gaining enjoyment is growing. Owing to the popularity a third senior team was created in 2007.
Our facilities are the envy of many of our local schools, as we are fortunate enough to have both fantastic indoor and outdoor facilities at our disposal. Owing to the standard of our facilities, we are able to field 11 boys’ teams, giving over 160 boys the opportunity to play regular fixtures against local and regional opposition. Block fixtures are played on a Saturday during the summer term, and also throughout the week during Games and after school. In addition to these fixtures our U12, U13, U14, U15 and 1st XI sides play in the county cup.
However, cricket is not just a summer sport. Throughout the winter and spring terms, our indoor nets are heavily used by all of the school cricketers, from U12 to 1st XI to girls. These months are used extensively to prepare the players for what is often a hectic, but successful, summer term of cricket.
Easter 2005 saw some of our senior cricketers and staff make the journey of a lifetime to the Caribbean on Arnold School’s first ever overseas cricket tour to the twin islands of Trinidad & Tobago. This was a unique, exhilarating and invaluable experience for 18 of our senior cricketers which led to one of the finest 1st XI seasons for over 15 years. A junior overseas tour, comprising of 28 boys and 5 staff, travelled to the islands of Grenada , Carriacou and Union Island in April 2008.
More information about the cricket at Arnold School can be found at: www.arnoldschool.com/html/CricketMainPage_786.html
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