Cricket Matters

Rokeby makes the Top 50 Prep/Junior Schools again!

The Cricketer magazine has published its Schools Guide for 2021, featuring the Top 100 Senior and the Top 50 Prep/Junior Schools in a bumper supplement. This month’s magazine went on sale last Saturday and is available in all good newsagents. It will also be available online from Tuesday 15th December.

The magazine wrote: “It follows an exhaustive process which saw a record number of schools submit entries to be included in the guide, despite the ongoing pandemic. All entries 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 magazine editor Simon Hughes said: “This year’s Schools Guide is particularly important in showcasing our schools who have kept the game alive through a very challenging summer. Whether it has been remote video sessions, drills in the garden or even Zoom quizzes, schools cricket has emerged resolutely from this pandemic and the appetite to get back out on the playing fields is palpable”.  And so say all of us! The award has been running for three years. Rokeby is one of only twenty schools to have appeared in the “Top 50” in each of the three years.

The photograph shows the 2019 Under 11A VIII at the Harrow School festival where they reached the final of the twenty-strong schools event.

Well done boys!