The Cricketer has published its Schools Guide 2020, featuring the top 100 senior and the top 50 prep/junior schools in a bumper 124-page supplement.
It follows an exhaustive process which saw a record number of schools submit entries to be included in the guide. All entries were judged against an extensive set of criteria, with the chosen schools having outstanding facilities, fixture programmes and coaching. The schools included in this year’s guide can be seen in the notes to editors below.
The Cricketer magazine editor Simon Hughes said: “The Schools Guide is, as ever, a fantastic publication that celebrates schools cricket and gives deserved praise to all those teachers and coaches who put in the hard work to develop our future club, county and international cricketers. Having watched many schools matches this summer I am pleased to report that the standard of cricket programmes and the level of passion for the game is as high as ever.
“Schools cricket has certainly benefitted from this incredible year for the sport.
“Congratulations to all of the schools included and I look forward to hearing about all of your future successes.”
The 124-page guide is bumper-packed with the regular December issue of The Cricketer (available on the newsstand from November 22). As well as appearing in print alongside the world’s No.1 cricket magazine, the guide will also be made available on The Cricketer website from Friday December 13.
This publication marks the culmination of our schools coverage for 2019, which has also included weekly match reports both in print and online. Producing this content and the 124-page guide requires a significant investment from The Cricketer and we are extremely grateful to our friends at Durant Cricket for supporting this coverage.
Cristian Durant, managing director at Durant Cricket commented, “Durant Cricket are one of the country’s leading suppliers of cricket ground equipment to cricket clubs, professional counties and schools across the country, and have enjoyed a long and distinguished relationship with The Cricketer and are proud to support the magazine’s fantastic coverage of schools cricket.
“The importance of schools cricket in the curriculum is a subject that is very dear to us and we would like to congratulate all of the schools who are featured in this prestigious guide.”