Cricket - Hurstpierpoint College

Cricket

Training

Hurst has a strong cricket history and is a major sport for all pupils in the Summer term. Experienced coaches run training sessions four to five times a week. Invitational coaching sessions are also held on selective evenings for the more elite cricketers. Each age group has many teams catering for all ability levels.

Our winter training programme, run by our Performance Manager, starts from September and includes both squad training and one-to-one coaching. We then run a pre-season programme of fixtures in the weeks leading into the Summer term.

Fixtures and tournaments

Fixtures take place every Saturday and some mid-week in the Summer term. We have a very competitive fixture list and play teams across the South East of England. We also compete in block fixtures.

Our 1st XI team participates in the National Schools’ T20 tournament and the Langdale Trophy, which is the Sussex Schools T20 competition. Our U15A team compete in the Blackshaw Bowl Sussex Schools T20 competition and the County Cup. Our U14A team compete in both the Holdsworth T20 Cup and the Sussex Lord’s Taverners competition.

Over the last few years girls’ cricket has grown in popularity resulting in a very competitive fixture list against various schools across the South East of England. Girls can play in hardball and softball teams and are supported throughout the year by knowledgeable, passionate and dedicated coaches who provide an extensive winter programme in preparation for the summer’s full list of fixtures.

Whether you are new to the game, play club cricket or represent a county, we will provide you with the opportunity to learn, develop, achieve and excel. Playing cricket at Hurst is a positive and an enjoyable environment for all. Mr Reynolds, Master-in-charge of Girls' Cricket

Fixtures start in January with the Lady Taverners indoor tournament followed by various matches and tournaments for all ages in the Summer term. Hurst girls can also play in the boys’ squads.

We currently have six teams in the senior school (1st XI, 2nd XI, U15AB, U14AB) and they play both mid-week and Saturday fixtures. Recently we have attained the notable fixture for our 1st XI against the MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club) which is now a regular fixture in our diary.

Facilities

Students have access to brilliant facilities at Hurst when it comes to cricket. The College boasts six cricket grounds and a brand new bank of 12 artificial nets (installed Summer 2020). These new facilities provide a total of 15 dedicated practice wickets to go with the four cages that can be used on our grass surfaces.

During the winter, our sports hall allows for six cricket lanes.

I don't think I would have been able to play the high level of sport that I have without coming to Hurst Jonty Jenner, Sussex CCC and Jersey International Cricket Team

With 15 artificial nets in total and four cages that can be rolled onto the main square, we believe we can now offer the best practice facilities for all. Mr Anyon, Head of Cricket