"What has been consistent across the spectrum is that the dedication to the game in schools has, not only remained unaffected, but increased."
The Cricketer has published its Schools Guide 2022, featuring the top 100 senior, the top 50 prep/junior and the top 20 all-girls schools in a bumper 156-page supplement.
It follows an exhaustive process which saw a huge number of schools submit entries to be included in the guide. 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.
Also taken into account was how schools kept the game alive during the pandemic, and how they look to ensure cricket remains a centra part of school life.
The Cricketer gathered entries and compiled the leading lists, working alongside 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: “It has been incredibly heartening to see schools cricket making such a comeback after a very different 2020. Of course, not all schools’ programmes have been the same due to varying restrictions, facilities, and many other understandable reasons but what has been consistent across the spectrum is that the dedication to the game in schools has, not only remained unaffected, but increased.
“As a parent myself, I would like to place on record my thanks to all the teachers, coaches and volunteers who have worked so hard, in the most difficult of circumstances, to ensure the next generation are given opportunities to grow within, and love the game, that we cherish so deeply.
“Congratulations to all of the schools included and we look forward to hearing about all of your future successes.”
The 156-page guide is bumper-packed with the December issue of The Cricketer (available on the newsstand from November 26). As well as appearing in print alongside the world’s No.1 cricket magazine, the guide will also be made available on The Cricketer website from Wednesday December 15.
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; Cheltenham College; Clayesmore School; Clifton College; Cranleigh School; Denstone College; 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; Fettes College; Framlingham College; Gresham's School; Haileybury; Haberdasher's Boys' School; Hampton School; Harrow School; Huddersfield New College; Hurstpierpoint College; Kimbolton School; King Edward VI School, Southampton; King's College, Taunton; Lancing College; Lord Wandsworth College; Magdalen College School; Malvern College; Marlborough College; Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood; Millfield School; Monmouth School for Boys; Myerscough College; Newcastle-under-Lyme-School; Oakham School; Queen Mary's Grammar School, Walsall; Queen's College, Taunton; Radley College; Reed's School; Reigate Grammar School; Repton School; Royal Grammar School, Guildford; Royal Hospital School, Ipswich; Rugby School; Scarborough College; Seaford College; Sedbergh School; Sevenoaks School; Shenfield High School; Shrewsbury School; Simon Langton Grammar School; South Dartmoor Community College; St Edward's School, Oxford; St Lawrence College; St Paul's School; 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 King's School, Worcester; The Leys; The Manchester Grammar School; The Perse School; The Portsmouth Grammar School; The Skinner's School; Tiffin School; Tonbridge School; Trent College; Warwick School; Wellington College; Wellington School; Whitgift School; William Perkin School; Wilson's School; Winchester College; Woodhouse Grove School; Worksop College; Worth School; Wrekin College; Wycliffe College; Yorkshire Cricket College
Channing School; Cheltenham Ladies' College; Denmark Road High School for Girls, Gloucester; Didcot Girls' School; Downe House School; Godolphin School, Salisbury; Guildford High School; Headington School, Oxford; Lady Eleanor Holles School; Loughborough High School; Mary Erskine School; Mayfield School; Old Palace of John Whitgift School; Putney High School; Queenswood School; Roedean School; St Catherine’s, Bramley; Stamford High School; The Godolphin & Latymer School; Wimbledon High School
Abingdon Prep; Aldro; Aysgarth School; Beaudesert Park School; Bede's Prep; Bedford Preparatory School; Bilton Grange; Bishop's Stortford College Prep; Brentwood Prep; Brighton College Nursery, Pre-Prep and Prep School; Bromsgrove Preparatory School; Caldicott School; Cargilfield School; Cheam School; Clayesmore Prep; Cothill House; Cottesmore School; Cranmore School; Cumnor House School for Boys; Cumnor House, Sussex; Downsend School; Dragon School; Eagle House; Feltonfleet School; Heathfield Junior School; Highfield and Brookham Schools; Holmewood House; Hurstpierpoint College Prep School; King's Hall School; Lambrook; Lockers Park; Ludgrove School; Merchant Taylors' Prep; Millfield Prep; Moulsford; Nottingham Academy Primary; Packwood Haugh; Prestfelde Prep School; Repton Prep; Rokeby School; Shrewsbury House; Spratton Hall; St Andrew's Eastbourne; St Faiths; St Peter's, York 8-13; Stamford Junior School; Taunton Prep; The New Beacon; Wellesley House; Westbrook Hay