The Bishop’s Stortford High School and Bishop’s Stortford College have been named among the best 100 senior schools in the country for cricket.
They have been included in The Cricketer’s Schools Guide 2023 following an exhaustive selection process that saw a huge number submit entries for inclusion.
The guide, which features both state-funded and private establishments, also includes Bishop’s Stortford College Prep School in its list of 50 prep/junior schools.
All entries were then judged against an extensive set of criteria, which included a compelling commitment to cricket in the curriculum, facilities, fixture programs and coaching.
The college’s director of sport, health and fitness Evan Stewart said: “It is fantastic that our commitment to delivering an outstanding cricket program for boys and girls, across both our senior and prep schools, has been recognized by the judging panel at The Cricketer.
“Our coaching team, led by heads of cricket David Hughes and Hannah Fordham, work tirelessly throughout the year to develop a successful cricket program, which strives to create greater inclusivity for both boys and girls across the college.
“The exponential growth we have seen, specifically in girls’ cricket during the past year, has been exceptional and we look forward to continuing on this path in the coming season.”
The Cricketer magazine editor Huw Turbervill said: “I’ve read some inspirational stories working on this year’s guide.
“Take Mim Aldred, an all-rounder playing in the boys’ first XI at Dragon School in Oxford. On tour she hit an unbeaten 50, then came back to bowl a triple-wicket maiden in the last over with the opposition requiring two to win. These really are tomorrow’s heroes today.”