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Feltonfleet Is Voted Top 50 Cricketing Prep School For Second Consecutive Year

Published by Feltonfleet School on Thursday 18th of August 2022

For the second year in succession, we are extremely proud to have been selected in The Cricketer Schools Guide 2023 as one of the top 50 prep and junior schools for cricket in the country.

Following a huge number of entries submitted for The Guide, the schools were judged against an extensive set of criteria, which included a compelling commitment to cricket in the curriculum, facilities, fixture programmes and coaching.  

The Cricketer was impressed with our grassroots cricket programme, which begins with our Year 1 pupils in the Pre-Prep, teaching them the fundamentals of cricket and keeping it fun, ensuring they have built a good foundation of cricketing skills by the time they reach Year 5.

Feltonfleet cricket is definitely in good hands, as news of our achievement comes hot on the heels of a triumphant 2022 season, both at County and International level, for Feltonfleet’s Director of Cricket.   

As part of his Berkshire CCC side, Andrew Rishton won both the One-Day Trophy and the 3-day Championship and in October he was selected again to represent the England XI in the Dream 11 European Championships.  Following last year’s Championship victory, the team finished second this year and Mr Rishton was awarded “Player of the Tournament” for his performance in the competition.  

Cricket isn’t just a summer sport at Feltonfleet, Mr Rishton explains, “This year we continued to add value to our pupils from the first week of the academic year with our winter programme, with four hours of clubs a week, from Year 3 beginners to Year 8 County age-group players.  In total we will see close to 100 boys and girls at our sessions each week. There is an opportunity for anyone who would like to have a go, or to improve, to do so. As well as our open sessions, we get to see our more-able boys and girls and help them continue to improve and push their limits in the sport.”

Commenting on our selection for The Cricketer Schools Guide 2023, Mr Ed Smith, Director of Sport at Feltonfleet said, “Our entry in the Guide is testament to the dedication and professionalism of our staff team and our excellent facilities, which are only set to improve with the addition of two new Multi Use Games Areas in the spring.  The boys and girls train hard all year round and we are extremely proud that a further 18 pupils have made Surrey CCC squads for this coming winter.”

The Cricketer Schools Guide is available on newsstands now and on thecricketer.com website from Friday 9th December.


Read an interview with Feltonfleets’ Head of Boys Games, James Thompson and Director of Cricket, Andrew Rishton on the commitment to cricket at all levels at Feltonfleet on The Cricketer website now. https://www.thecricketer.com/Topics/schools/cricket_greatest_love_all_feltonfleet_school.html

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