The Cricketer Schools Guide 2024 reveals UK's best schools for cricket

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 2024 Schools Guide


The UK's best schools for cricket have been revealed in The Cricketer's Schools Guide 2024.

This year's guide features the top 100 senior, top 50 prep/junior and top 20 all-girls schools for cricket.

The roll call of schools – both state-funded and private – emerged from a large number of entrants.

All entries were judged against an extensive set of criteria, which included a compelling commitment to cricket in the curriculum, facilities, fixture programmes and coaching.

Purchase your copy of the 2024 Schools Guide here

The Cricketer magazine editor Huw Turbervill said: "The rise of girls' cricket in schools has been a joy to behold. It feels like this cricket revolution achieved lift-off when England beat India in front of a packed house at Lord's in the 50-over World Cup in 2017. It is a pleasure to read the write-ups in the girls' section of this publication.

"With so many uplifting stories, it seems a bit feeble when you read a school saying: 'we are planning to introduce cricket for girls in the coming years.'

"Come on, what are you waiting for?!

"Boys' cricket becomes more and more professional too. The countries they tour are the stuff of dreams, the facilities are exceptional, some even employ sports analysts now. The quest also goes on to try to ensure cricket is played in state schools as well. It is vital."

The Cricketer researches and produces the Schools Guide annually, with the 2024 edition being supported by Durant Cricket – one of the country's leading suppliers of cricket ground equipment.

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 2024 Schools Guide was included with the December edition of The Cricketer Magazine, and is available to purchase seperately here. Alternatively, you can read the guide in its entirety below.




Abingdon School; Bede’s School; Bedford School; Bishop’s Stortford College; Bradfield College; Brentwood School; Brighton Aldridge Community Academy; Brighton College; Bromsgrove School; Caterham School; Charterhouse; Cheltenham College; Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar School; Clayesmore School; Clifton College; Cranleigh School; Denstone College; Dulwich College; Dunottar School; Durham Cathedral Schools Foundation; Eastbourne College; Ellesmere College; Epsom College; Eton College; Felsted School; Forest School; Framlingham College; George Watson’s College; Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools; Haileybury; Hampton School; Harrow School; Huddersfield New College; Hurstpierpoint College; John Lyon School; Kimbolton School; King Edward VI School, Southampton; King Edward’s School, Birmingham; King’s College, Taunton; Lancing College; Latymer Upper School; Lord Wandsworth College; Magdalen College School; Malvern College; Marlborough College; Merchant Taylors’ School, Northwood; Millfield School; Myerscough College; New Hall School; Newcastle-under-Lyme-School; Northampton School for Boys; Oakham School; Oundle School; Queen Ethelburga’s; Queen Mary’s Grammar School, Walsall; Radley College; Reed’s School; Reigate Grammar School; Repton School; Royal Grammar School, Guildford; Rugby School; Scarborough College; Seaford College; Sedbergh School; Shenfield High School; Shrewsbury School; Simon Langton Grammar School; Solihull School; St Edward’s School, Oxford; St George’s College, Weybridge; St Lawrence College; St Peter’s School, York 13-18; Stamford School; Stowe School; Taunton School; The Bishop’s Stortford High School; The Canterbury Academy; The Haberdashers’ Boys’ School; The Judd School; The King’s School, Chester; The Leys; The Manchester Grammar School; The Perse School; The Skinners’ School; Tiffin School; Tonbridge School; Trent College; Uppingham School; Watford Grammar School for Boys; Wellington College; Wellington School; Whitgift School; Wilson’s School; Winchester College; Woodhouse Grove School; Worksop College; Worth School; Wrekin College; Wymondham College; Yorkshire Cricket College


Benenden School; Cheltenham Ladies’ College; Denmark Road High School; Downe House School; Godolphin & Latymer School; Guildford High School; Headington School, Oxford; Loughborough High School; Malvern St James’ Girls’ School; Mayfield School; Notting Hill & Ealing High School; Portsmouth High School; Putney High School; Roedean School; Sherborne Girls’ School; St Catherine’s, Bramley; St Helen and St Katharine; St Swithun’s School, Winchester; The Mary Erskine School; Wimbledon High School


Aldro; Aysgarth School; Bede’s Prep; Bedford Preparatory School; Bishop’s Stortford College Prep; Brentwood Prep; Brighton College Nursery, Pre-Prep and Prep School; Caldicott School; Cargilfield School; Casterton, Sedbergh Prep School; Cheam School; Cheltenham College Prep School; Clayesmore Prep; Clifton College Prep; Cothill House; Cottesmore School; Cranmore School; Cumnor House, Sussex; Dragon School; Eagle House; Elstree School; Felsted Prep; Feltonfleet 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 Primary; Orwell Park School; Packwood Haugh; Prestfelde Prep School; Repton Prep; Rokeby School; Shrewsbury House; Spratton Hall; St Andrew’s Eastbourne; St Faith’s; St Peter’s School, York 8-13; Taunton Prep; The Blue Coat School Birmingham; The Elms; The New Beacon; Twyford School; West House Prep ; Westbourne House; Westbrook Hay

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