Ellesmere cricket has benefited enormously from the outstanding playing surfaces eleven sides regularly take to the field; alongside school fixtures the 1st XI play host to the MCC.
There can be few more delightful settings for cricket than the grounds at Ellesmere. The school Cricket Club aims to ensure that all pupils who enjoy the game have a fulfilling and memorable school cricket career in these wonderful surroundings.
The College pursues this mission by providing as much competitive cricket as possible through a challenging school fixtures list, as well as keenly fought house match competitions. These fixtures are designed to provide an outlet for talent at all levels.
The College aims to ensure that each cricketer develops his/her skills to their full potential. A number of present and former pupils have played at junior level for county and area teams, and for their local clubs. There is a full programme of winter coaching in the Sports Centre at both squad and individual level. This makes use of our excellent indoor facilities and is supported by video analysis and the state of the pitch vision bowling analysis system.. During the season, training takes place in both grass and artificial nets, and there are regular middle practices on the pitches within the school grounds.
Our experienced team managers and coaches (a number of whom have coaching qualifications) encourage the development of technical skills, tactical awareness and a genuine affinity with the spirit of cricket: we ensure that sportsmanship, positive play and an identification with team achievement are seen as at least as important as individual success.
The College is also keen to encourage interest among Ellesmere girls. The Under-11 School Tournament in May is a fast and furious festival of emerging talent that each year introduces a new generation to the sport. A girls cricket club is run during term lunch periods throughout the year. Where possible the girls integrate with the boys cricket coaching and are selected for matches.
Cricket at Ellesmere is flourishing. Top facilities married with first class coaching provide the best environment possible in which to learn and develop this sport.