Cricket is the major sport for pupils in the Summer Term at St John’s. We aim to provide cricketers of all ages and abilities the chance to take part and represent the school. The School also encourages pupils at the elite level to play and have the chance of representing their county, region or country.
St John’s run block fixtures each Saturday for:
- 1st, 2nd and 3rd XI
- U15 A, B, C
- U14 A, B, C
- U13 A, B
- U12 A, B
Our fixture list includes, among others, St Paul’s School, Eastbourne College, Hampton School, KCS Wimbledon and Reeds School. The 1st XI also have annual games against the MCC and XL Forty Club, and are very proud of their relationship with both. Each year the 1st XI take part in an end of summer cricket festival alongside Brentwood School, Ipswich School and Abingdon.
Cricket is offered to all pupils from their first year at the School, and they play a number of different Saturday fixtures against schools such as Dunottar, Epsom College and Kingston Grammar School. The girls also take part in cricket festivals each summer, which vary from softball games to six-a-side tournaments.
Our Director of Cricket David Hammond, a former Essex CCC cricketer, runs a training programme throughout the winter months for all St John’s cricketers, and this provides a great opportunity for the players to continue practising their skills out of season. One-to-one training sessions are also available to cricketers looking to refine their skills. St John’s excellent relationship with Surrey CCC, alongside David Hammond’s close links to Essex County Cricket Club, provide our pupils with the best chance of achieving their full potential.