RGS Cricket has been played at Flagge Meadow for 130 years and has produced some notable players, including Imran Khan (Worcestershire and Pakistan) and Tim Curtis (Worcestershire and England) along with many others who have gone on to play professional cricket.
Pupils play on the beautiful Flagge Meadow ground. They have the opportunity to take part in coaching from the October half term through to the end of the Lent term in the Tom Savage Sports Hall where there is room for five full lane cricket nets. These are run by cricket coach Phil Newport who himself represented Worcestershire and England.
In the summer we run eleven teams including girls’ cricket. The fixture list is challenging, including the best schools in the Midlands, and we enter the County Cups in Year Seven and Year Nine.
The 1st XI plays over twenty fixtures in the season which culminates with the RGS Festival played between six of the seven Royal Grammar Schools in the country and hosted by each of the participant schools in turn.
The senior side has also embarked on a number of overseas tours and visited Sri Lanka in 2017, giving the boys the experience of visiting a new culture and country which nonetheless shares the common denominator and values of Cricket.
RGS Worcester has been named as one of the top 100 cricket schools in England and Wales as featured in The Playing Fields of England
The Royal Grammar Schools’ Cricket Festival 2019
Dating back to 1987, the RGS Cricket Festival has defied the vagaries of English summer and has become an established climax to the school cricket season. Involving the six Royal Grammar Schools in the United Kingdom: Colchester (1206), Guildford (1509), High Wycombe (1548), Lancaster (1235-1256), Newcastle (1525) and Worcester (1291). The festival provides opportunities for some of England’s oldest educational establishments to compete for the prestigious trophy.
It gave us the greatest of pleasure to welcome all visiting players and staff to the RGS Cricket Festival in 2019, which was held in Worcester.