Cheadle Hulme School opened in 1855 and historically cricket has always been the dominant boys’ sport. Success on and off the field has risen since the year 2000 and there is now a booming cricket programme encompassing multiple boys & girls’ teams at First XI down through Under-9. The school enjoys three cricket squares maintained by former Headingley groundsman Ian Barber, a state of the art Pavilion and indoor nets that allow practice all year round.
The boys have won multiple Cheshire Cups and the girls have also won their equivalent competitions after the school founded the Girls’ Cheshire Cups. The First XI enjoy fixtures against the strongest schools in the North West including Shrewsbury, Sedbergh and The Manchester Grammar School. Indian opener Prithvi Shaw attended Cheadle Hulme in 2012 as part of a school initiative to provide cricket opportunities for young Indian talent. The school employs two full-time cricket coaches all year round and supplements this with regular masterclasses from former professional players including Michael Vaughan and Glenn Chapple.
The Senior sides tour overseas locations every three years, including India and Sri Lanka whilst younger age groups go on tours every year to more local destinations. Many of the boys play for Cheshire and Lancashire County age groups and the school are the first to enter a County Age Group festival in an unique partnership with a local club.