Cricket at Eaton Square Senior School is played during the summer term, and it is a sport that has been part of the core sports programme since 2018.
We have dedicated cricket games afternoons, and these include either a training session or cricket fixture. Our U13’s train every Wednesday and our U15’s training takes place on Thursdays.
We have a well-rounded fixture calendar across 5 weeks during the summer term, where we participate in Boys, Girls and mixed fixtures.
To encourage participation for all pupils, we play a mix of softball and hardball matches. This gives the opportunity for pupils that have never played the game to be introduced to match scenarios at a smoother pace.
During cricket training session’s pupils have the opportunity to work on their individual skills and techniques through 1-2-1 coaching, and also team tactics needed in order to perform to a competitive level across all formats of the game.
Our training sessions and home games take place at our sports complex in Acton, which features a suite of full size nets, and two full size cricket pitches. We have a wide selection of high quality cricket equipment, and we will ensure that all pupils have all the kit they need before the cricket season gets on the way.
The upcoming fixture calendar for cricket features exciting matches against Dulwich, Notting Hill, Westminster and Knightsbridge. We have also arranged development fixtures for those pupils that are new to the game and would like to participate.
With Lords and the Oval just around the corner from our school, we run an annual trip to visit one of these grounds and explore the game of cricket outside of the classroom. In May last year, the U13’s visited Lords to watch Street Child Cricket World Cup.