Cricket 2018

Blundell’s has a long tradition of playing cricket and was recently recognised as one of the top 100 schools for the sport by The Cricketer magazine. It is the main sport played at Blundell’s during the summer term and offers a great opportunity for all pupils to be involved, develop their skills and enjoy this great game, whatever their standard.

Cricket Top 100 2017The cricket staff and facilities here are quite outstanding; Blundell’s boasts six cricket pitches, six all-weather cricket nets and twelve grass nets. As a school we play around 150 matches per season and have eleven boys’ teams across all age groups, as well as girls’ teams. We have a good number of girls playing in the boys’ teams and they are selected on merit. There are A and B teams for Year 7 through to Year 10, while the seniors represent the 1st, 2nd or 3rd XIs. We play block fixtures against other major West Country schools and undertake tours abroad at various age groups on a regular basis. We have strong links with both the Devon Cricket Board and Somerset County Cricket Club and thus there is a clear player pathway for cricketers of exceptional ability.

Blundell’s School plays a prominent role in supporting cricket in Devon by hosting matches for both boys and girls at all age levels from U11s through to the full Devon County XIs (men and women). During the winter months, local club sides use our indoor nets during the evenings. Many Blundell’s pupils are connected with a club side and continue playing cricket during the holiday periods and once they have left school. Well-known old boys who have gone on to play cricket professionally include Vic Marks (Somerset and England), Hugh Morris (Glamorgan and England) and Jeremy Lloyds (Somerset and Gloucestershire), while many have played Minor County Cricket for Devon and others have trained in the Somerset Cricket Academy as well as represented Somerset 2nd XI.

For more details about cricket at Blundell’s, please see the video recorded by The Cricketer about Blundell’s as one of the top 100 schools for the sport.

Cricket 2018

Captain of Cricket:Charlie Fanous FH/W
Vice Captain:Greg Kitson FH



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