The Perse School

Boys cricket

Our cricket structure is moving with the modern era of cricket. We have introduced a programme of developing and practicing key skills in addition to structured and focused nets sessions for all pupils playing cricket. Our cricket academy provides technical, tactical, physiological and psychological support for our top cricketers.

In 2016, England Test cricket captain Alastair Cook gave a batting masterclass at the School, sharing tips on technique as he responded to balls from our top male and female bowlers.

In the off-season, individual lessons take place, and pupils have the opportunity to take part in an indoor cricket league in the Lent term.


In the Lower School we combine Year 7 and Year 8 in order to improve the overall standard and ensure more pupils are involved in competitive fixtures against other schools. For those excelling in their age group, there is the potential to play for the year above in order to maximise their potential. We field three teams in Years 9 and 10, one team in Year 11 and a 1st and 2nd team at Sixth Form.

There is a strong fixture list in the Summer term and pupils play against some of the best teams in East Anglia and beyond. The U14 and U15 take part in the 40 over and T20 County Cups and, if these teams are successful, they play in the National rounds of their cups the following year.

We have block fixtures against Bedford, Oundle, The Leys, Norwich, Chigwell, Culford, Bishop’s Stortford College, Ipswich and Stamford.

See our cricket fixtures and results.


In 2015/16 the U12 and U14 teams won the County Championship and the 1st XI won the T20 county round.

In the 2014/15 season, the U14 team won the County Championship and represented Cambridgeshire in the Lord’s Taverners National Cricket Competition. That same year several players represented Cambridgeshire in the county team.


We have toured the Caribbean during the Easter holidays as part of our pre-season; our cricket tours are currently under review and details will be updated in due course.

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