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Eastbourne College ranked in top 100 schools for cricket

Eastbourne College has once again been named in The Cricketer’s Schools Guide 2023 – the world’s number one cricket magazine’s annual list of the best UK schools for cricket.

It is the seventh year running that the College has been listed in the publication’s Schools Guide, with many professional cricketing careers born out of the coaching pupils receive at the school. 

Currently six former pupils are playing professionally for Kent County Cricket Club and Sussex County Cricket Club. 

Headmaster Tom Lawson said: “We’re proud to have a strong tradition of cricket at Eastbourne College, with nine teams fielded every week during the summer term and a truly inclusive approach - every pupil has access to the same facilities and opportunities in cricket, regardless of age, gender or ability. 

“We have specialist coaching for girls and they can play in the mixed teams or the girls squad. 

“We’re delighted to be listed in The Cricketer’s well-respected Schools Guide for the seventh year running, alongside schools which are often highly selective. We’re committed to developing a passion for the sport, which is reflected in the number of pupils who go on to play at professional level.” 

The Cricketer’s Schools Guide is produced annually. All entries are judged against an extensive set of criteria, including a commitment to cricket in the curriculum, facilities, fixture programmes and coaching. 

The 2023 Schools Guide is included alongside the December issue of The Cricketer magazine and is available to view online at:

(Credit: Peter Whyte)