Highfield and Brookham Schools Top for Cricket
We are delighted to have been named one of the top 50 prep schools in the country for cricket by The Cricketer magazine’s School Guide 2020.
Fighting off tough competition from a large number of other schools, we were judged against an extensive set of criteria, triumphing due to our outstanding facilities, fixture programmes and coaching.
Our grounds and facilities are second to none. We have the capacity to host 12 home cricket matches at once and standing at the Pavilion you can see every game being played at once. Nowhere else is that possible. We have both grass and artificial cricket wickets, with mobile cages providing the opportunity for a net. Additionally, there are astroturf nets, indoor nets and bowling machines.
The recent introduction of girls’ cricket is one of the our stand-out achievements and we now have 30 teams, including 13 girls’ teams, from U8 to U13 playing a total of 230 matches per year against local schools. Additionally, every other year since 2001 we offer a cricket tour to Barbados which girls are likely to join in 2021. Our 1st XI regularly reach the later stages of the IAPS Cup and last season there were a number of invictae teams, notably the Boys’ 3rd XI. Speaking on this exciting news, our Headmaster, Phillip Evitt said:
Cricket is an important part of the sporting curriculum here at Highfield and Brookham and we are very proud to have been named one of the top prep schools in the country, recognising our fantastic facilities and coaches. Not many children get to play in such an awesome environment!
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