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Our Philosophy

RGS Cricket has been played on our main ground, Flagge Meadow, for over 130 years and has seen the development of numerous first-class cricketers, notably: Imran Khan (Worcestershire, Sussex and Pakistan), Tim Curtis (Worcestershire and England), Dean Headley (Kent, Middlesex and England) and most recently, Ed Pollock (Warwickshire, Birmingham Bears and Manchester Originals).

Our philosophy towards Cricket encompasses the following key five ingredients: technique development, working productively in a team environment, positive gameplay, playing the game in the right spirit, and the importance of productive practice. These values support our Charter for Sport, and it is certainly our belief that Cricket is a sport to be enjoyed and played with a passion that will endure well after pupils conclude their school years.

the senior side has embarked on a number of overseas tours

County Cups and Overseas Tours

In the summer, we operate a competitive fixture list for Girls’ and Boys’ Cricket teams against many of the strongest schools nationally. Both Girls and Boys 1st XI teams are entered in respective national competitions, whilst the younger teams take part in County Cups. The Boys’ season culminates in the annual RGS Festival between six Royal Grammar Schools in England. Alongside fixtures, bi-annual overseas tours take place to various cricketing nations including Sri Lanka, South Africa and, most recently, India. These tours provide pupils with the experience of challenging Cricket schedule in extreme heat and humidity, whilst immersing themselves in a unique cultural environment.

Winter Training

Pupils have the opportunity to benefit from winter coaching in the Michaelmas and Lent terms in the Tom Savage Sports Hall, where there are six indoor cricket lane nets. Those on our Athlete Development Programme can access one-to-one cricket lessons to work on any specific aspects of their game. These are run under the supervision of the Head of Cricket, Liam Smith accompanied by Phil Newport (Worcestershire and England) and our specialist cricket coaches. We also have very strong links with many local club sides, as well as Worcestershire County Cricket Club, to ensure that all players have a clear pathway for development.

pupils on our athlete development programme get the opportunity for one-to-one lessons

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