State and private schools are both well represented in the top 100, with the best all-girls and prep/junior schools also picked out by The Cricketer's judging panel for a place in the coveted 2023 Schools Guide
The UK's best schools for cricket have been revealed in The Cricketer's Schools Guide 2023.
This year's guide features the top 100 senior, top 50 prep/junior and top 20 all-girls schools for cricket in a bumper 156-page supplement.
2023's successful roll call of schools – which features both state-funded and private establishments – was finalised after an exhaustive selection process that saw a huge number submit entries for inclusion in the guide.
All entries were then judged against an extensive set of criteria, which included a compelling commitment to cricket in the curriculum, facilities, fixture programmes and coaching.
The Cricketer gathered entries and compiled the leading lists, consulting former England star Lydia Greenway and her coaching initiative Cricket For Girls to select the top 20 all-girls schools.
The Cricketer magazine editor Huw Turbervill said: "I've read some inspirational stories working on this year's guide.
"Take Mim Aldred, an allrounder playing in the boys' 1st XI at Dragon School in Oxford. On tour she hit an unbeaten 50, then came back to bowl a triple-wicket maiden in the last over with the opposition requiring two to win.
"These really are tomorrow's heroes today."
The Cricketer researches and produces the Schools Guide annually, with the 2023 edition being supported by Durant Cricket – one of the country's leading suppliers of cricket ground equipment.
Cristian Durant, managing director of Durant Cricket, commented: "We have supported The Cricketer's sterling coverage of school's cricket, which showcases the fantastic job coaches and staff are doing for grassroots cricket, for many years.
"Long may it continue. Enjoy the winter, and best of luck for the 2023 season."
The Cricketer would like to thank Durant Cricket for their ongoing support of our schools cricket coverage. For more on Durant Cricket, including booking a site visit, click here.
The 2023 Schools Guide is bumper 156-page supplemenet that's included alongside the December issue of The Cricketer magazine, as well as available to purchase seperately here. The guide will also be made available digitally here from Friday, December 9.
TOP 100 SENIOR SCHOOLS
Ashford School; Bede's School; Bedford School; Berkhamsted School; Bishop's Stortford College; Bradfield College; Brentwood School; Brighton Aldridge Community Academy; Brighton College; Bromsgrove School; Caterham School; Charterhouse; Cheadle Hulme School; Cheltenham College; Clayesmore School; Clifton College; Cranleigh School; Dollar Academy; Dulwich College; Dunottar School; Durham Cathedral Schools Foundation; Eastbourne College; Elizabeth College, Guernsey; Ellesmere College; Emanuel School; Epsom College; Eton College; Felsted School; Framlingham College; George Watson's College; Haberdasher's Boys' School; Haberdashers' Monmouth Schools; Haileybury; Hampton School; Harrow School; Huddersfield New College; Hurstpierpoint College; Kimbolton School; King Edward VI School, Southampton; King Edward's School, Birmingham; King's College, Taunton; Lancing College; Lord Wandsworth College; Magdalen College School; Malvern College; Marlborough College; Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood; Millfield School; New Hall School; Newcastle-under-Lyme-School; Northampton School for Boys; Oakham School; Oundle School; Queen Mary's Grammar School, Walsall; Radley College; Reed's School; Reigate Grammar School; Repton School; Rugby School; Scarborough College; Seaford College; Sedbergh School; Shenfield High School; Shrewsbury School; Simon Langton Grammar School; Solihull School; South Dartmoor Community College; St Edward's School, Oxford; St George's College, Weybridge; St John's School, Leatherhead; St Lawrence College; St Peter's, York 13-18; Stamford School; Stowe School; Taunton School; The Bishop's Stortford High School; The Canterbury Academy; The John Lyon School; The Judd School; The Leys; The Manchester Grammar School; The Perse School; The Royal Hospital School, Ipswich; The Skinner's School; Tiffin School; Tonbridge School; Trent College; Uppingham School; Watford Grammar School for Boys; Wellington College; Wellington School; Whitgift School; William Perkin School; Wilson's School; Winchester College; Woodhouse Grove School; Worksop College; Worth School; Wrekin College; Yorkshire Cricket College
TOP 20 ALL-GIRLS SCHOOLS
Benenden School; Channing School; Denmark Road High School for Girls, Gloucester; Didcot Girls' School; Downe House School; Guildford High School; Headington School, Oxford; Loughborough High School; Mary Erskine School; Mayfield School; Notting Hill & Ealing High School; Putney High School; Queenswood School; Roedean School; Sherborne School for Girls; St Catherine's, Bramley; St Helen and St Katharine; Stamford High School; The Godolphin & Latymer School; Wimbledon High School
TOP 50 PREP/JUNIOR SCHOOLS
Abingdon Prep; Aldro; Aysgarth School; Beaudesert Park School; Bede's Prep; Bedford Preparatory School; Berkhamsted Prep; Bishop's Stortford College Prep; Brentwood Prep; Brighton College Nursery, Pre-Prep and Prep School; Caldicott School; Cargilfield School; Cheam School; Clayesmore Prep; Clifton College Prep; Cothill House; Cottesmore School; Cranleigh Prep School; Cumnor House, Sussex; Dorset House School; Dragon School; Eagle House; Elstree School; Felsted Prep; Feltonfleet School; Gresham's Prep School; Heathfield Junior School; Highfield and Brookham Schools; Holmewood House; Hurstpierpoint College Prep School; Lockers Park; Ludgrove School; Merchant Taylors' Prep; Millfield Prep; Nottingham Academy; Packwood Haugh; Prestfelde Prep School; Repton Prep; Rokeby School; Shrewsbury House; Spratton Hall; St Andrew's Eastbourne; St Faiths; Stamford Junior School; Summer Fields Prep; Taunton Prep; Terrington Hall; The New Beacon; Westbrook Hay; Woodcote House School