Sedbergh Named in The Cricketer 2023 Schools Guide Top 100

Sedbergh School has, once again, been named in the latest edition of the Schools Guide by The Cricketer.

2023’s successful roll call of schools – which features both state-funded and private establishments – was finalised after an exhaustive selection process that saw a huge number submit entries for inclusion in the guide.

All entries were then judged against an extensive set of criteria, which included a compelling commitment to cricket in the curriculum, facilities, fixture programmes and coaching.

The Cricketer gathered entries and compiled the leading lists, consulting former England star Lydia Greenway and her coaching initiative Cricket For Girls to select the top 20 all-girls schools.

Schools Guide 2023 Front Cover
Schools Guide 2023 Front Cover

Cricket continues to grow and flourish at Sedbergh School, under the expert guidance of Director of Cricket, Martin Speight.

In recent years Sedbergh sides have reached National finals at under 15, 17 and 18 levels, winning both the under 15 and 18 T20 competitions. Currently three of the recent boys‘ captains play for Yorkshire – Harry Brook, George Hill and Matt Revis – whilst this summer’s captain Tom Aspinwall has recently signed his first professional contract with Lancashire.

Whilst boys cricket continues to flourish with eight teams in the senior school playing regular fixtures against Academies, Schools and Clubs, girls cricket has blossomed over the past two seasons. OS Becky Glen has represented Scotland whilst Ella Telford has played for both Lancashire and Yorkshire women. Most recently Harriet Robson plays for Yorkshire Diamonds Academy and was selected for the School Games in 2022 whilst OS Brianna Ray played for Loughborough University 1st XI against Durham in the womens’ university final and represents Lancashire Thunder Academy.

Martin Speight working on fielding practice
Director of Cricket, Martin Speight

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