Shropshire: Ellesmere College named in top 100 cricket schools

The College has been selected from a record number of entries to feature in the prestigious Cricketers’ Schools Guide 2023 as a result of providing the best cricketing opportunities available nationally.

The enviable record dates back to 2018 and has firmly established the college among the nation’s cricketing elite – highlighting its highly successful Cricket Academy and Player Pathway program as a center of excellence for youngsters looking to develop their sporting talents alongside their academic studies.


The guide, compiled by the world’s number one cricket magazine The Cricketer, has this year named the top 100 senior schools, the top 50 prep and junior schools and the top 20 girls’ schools in the UK.

Judging was completed against the criteria of convincing commitment to cricket in curriculum, facilities, scheduling and coaching.

Gareth Owen, Ellesmere College Cricket Academy Director, said: “We are proud to be named in the top 100 in this prestigious national guide for the seventh year running.

“It is an incredible achievement and one that recognizes the success of our Academy Cricket Player Pathway Programme.

“Cricket is an integral and inclusive part of the sporting offering at Ellesmere College and the Academy Pathway Program provides the ideal environment for young players, regardless of ability, to reach their full potential through a comprehensive Player Pathway coaching program and culture of confidence. improvement.

“We provide access to first-class facilities, high-performance coaching, regular structured practice and competitive competition alongside academic support provided as part of a year-round cricket development programme.

“The academy continues to be extremely successful and attracts a high level of interest from future students and their parents.

“Retaining our place in the Guide is testament to the efforts of everyone at the school to ensure we continue to offer the best possible opportunities in this premier sport.”

Ellesmere College has a proud cricketing tradition and is affiliated with the Wales Cricket, Shropshire, Cheshire and Staffordshire County Cricket programmes.

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It also plays a leading role as a hub for community cricket, providing opportunities for boys and girls of all abilities.

Cricketer editor Huw Turbervill said: “Our 2024 schools guide celebrates the best cricket programs in state and independent schools across the country.

For more information visit Ellesmere Cricket Academy.

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