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Cricket

We aim to provide cricketing opportunities for all abilities at Blundell’s.

There is an extensive winter training programme for our gifted and talented cricketers as well as various cricket activities for social players. We have 15 cricket teams, which provide all our girls and boys the opportunity to play in matches.

Cricket is the main summer sport for boys at Blundell’s. We have numerous teams who have an extensive range of fixtures over the course of the summer term. The 1st XI competes in a variety of formats, Declaration, 50 over and T20, which helps develop a range of match skills, required in the modern era of cricket. The main squares are Big Field and Mayfield, which have both hosted county fixtures, and provide our pupils with opportunity to play and practice on excellent grass surfaces.

We have well established links with both Devon County Cricket Club and Somerset County Cricket Club, which allow our pupils to play at a representative level. Many of our current pupils are involved with county age group sides and the Devon Emerging Player Programme. In addition, many our cricketers play for Heathcoat Cricket Club, which is just a couple of miles away from the school. The relationship between the school and the club is extremely strong, with numerous Old Blundellian’s going on to represent the senior sides.

In recent years we have been on a senior tour to Mumbai and Goa which allowed our cricketers to test themselves in sub continental conditions, and more importantly get to experience a range of different cultures and benefit from all the positives that touring offers. Our development squad have also been to Desert Springs in Spain for an intense 4-day pre-season training camp.

All pupils have access to good quality coaches with a large amount of both playing and coaching experience. We have members of the common room with first class and minor county playing experience and our cricket professional, Mark Davis helps lead our winter training programme. The winter training programme sees cricketers ranging from U12 to 1st XI players benefitting from 1:2/1:3 sessions. We also run sessions for our senior and junior development squads.

We have indoor practice facilities, with 4 outdoor artificial nets and numerous grass nets. Both junior and senior teams regularly have the opportunity for square practices, using our roll-on cages.

Notable Blundellians to go onto International honours include Vic Marks (Somerset and England), Hugh Morris (Glamorgan and England), and most recently Dominic Bess (Yorkshire & England).

Latest News

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Devizes to Westminster 2022

This Easter, three crews from the Blundell’s Kayak Racing Squad were able to take part in the world famous Devizes to Westminster canoe race.

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Brilliant Blundellians

We have had a great deal of success in our Sciences this term, with many pupils achieving high in a number of national challenges.

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Two pupils awarded the Blundell’s White Blazer

White blazers are awarded to pupils who achieve Full Colours in three areas of the school.

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Blundell's fundraising activities

All four of our school charities provide us with excellent examples of what it means to care for others in practical ways and we are privileged to partner with them and learn from them.

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Blundell's in Space Spring Concert

Wednesday 16 Feb saw the extraordinary Blundell’s in Space Concert.

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Pupil Profile: Molly

Blundell’s pupil wins a place at Cambridge University to study Law.

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The Exeter Chiefs England Rugby Academy

Congratulations to Dan, Ben and Will who have been selected for the Exeter Chiefs DPP U18 Academy Programme. It's great to see our strong connections with Exeter Chiefs continue.

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Pupil Profile: Kabir

Blundell’s pupil wins a place at USA Ivy League University Dartmouth College

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Exeter Cathedral Carol Service

The carol service in Exeter Cathedral is always one of the highlights of the school calendar and this year certainly did not disappoint.

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