Awarded every year to Secondary Schools, and for the first time in 2019 to Junior and Preparatory Schools, the prestigious cricketing publication have included Cumnor House School in its Top 50 Preparatory Schools for Cricket in the UK by The Cricketer.
Following an exhaustive process which saw more than 350 schools submit entries to be included in the guide. All entries were judged against an extensive set of criteria, with all the chosen schools having outstanding facilities, fixture programmes and coaching.
Cumnor House School Cricket
At Cumnor House School, pupils start their cricket training in the summer term with daily cricket sessions timetabled across the school year groups and have regular matches during the term with independent schools across South London, Surrey, Hampshire and Sussex. The fundamental skills of cricket are introduced in the pre-prep school using soft balls and modified equipment, and the boys start competitive fixtures in Year 3. From Year 4 onwards the boys are introduced to hard ball practices and fixtures. In most year groups the school fields four teams and the A teams from U9 level up take part in several tournaments as well as annual cricket tours, both at home and abroad. The eight outdoor nets at the games field as well as the AstroTurf at school are frequently used by all age groups and teams. The majority of our A,B & C team players play for club, county district or full county age-group teams.
- In 2018, scoring 283 for 4 off 20 overs against St John’s, Leatherhead. In 2018 Cumnor House won the U13 Surrey Cup for the third successive year and made it through to the top four prep schools Nationally at U13 level.
- In 2016 the school was crowned Surrey Prep Schools winners at U13 and U11 level – four different centurions shared a total of 11 hundreds
- 2017 & 2018: U13 Surrey Cup Prep School Winners, U13 National Prep Schools Finalists. U11 National Schools finalists.
- 2016: U13 Surrey Cup Prep School Winners. U11 Surrey Cup Prep School Winners.
- 2015: U13 Surrey Cup Prep School Runners-Up, U11 Surrey Cup Prep School Winners
About Cumnor House School
Located in South Croydon, Cumnor House School has a long history of sporting and academic achievements. The school has an outstanding scholarship record to outstanding senior destination schools and is proud of the number of highly successful international sporting alumni it has produced, within multiple sports including cricket, rugby, football and swimming. The school is proud to have a dedicated sports department, an extensive timetable of sporting fixtures, competitions and meets as well as outstanding and varied sporting facilities including onsite swimming pool and 10 acres of sports field.