CRICKET

At RHS, cricket is more than just a sport, it’s a tradition steeped in excellence and a testament to our commitment to nurturing young talent. Our state-of-the-art facilities are second to none, offering pupils of all abilities the perfect environment to develop their cricketing skills. With a total of eight meticulously maintained cricket pitches, two pavilions, six all-weather nets and four cutting edge indoor nets, our pupils have access to top tier training resources. Moreover, we are proud to house the Trueman BOLA bowling machine, a technological marvel that allows our budding cricketers to fine tune their techniques with precision and expertise.

Cricket becomes a key part of school life during the Summer term, when approximately 150 fixtures for both boys and girls are played, providing ample opportunities for our pupils to showcase their prowess on the cricket field.

Our rich cricketing heritage boasts the names of illustrious past pupils Don Topley (Essex, Surrey, Griqualand West and former Zimbabwe national coach), Reece Topley (England) and Charlie Allison (England U19, Essex). Many of our current boys and girl pupils are involved with Suffolk and Essex County pathways. Their achievements stand testament to the quality of cricketing education and sportsmanship instilled at RHS. We want our pupils to not only play, but to foster a lifelong love for the game. 

Trueman BOLA bowling machine 

Staying at the cutting edge of training technology is important to us and we are the first school in the country to have a Trueman BOLA bowling machine. The TrueMan displays a high-contrast LED animation of a bowler on the front of the Bowling Machine which synchronises exactly with release of the ball.

The bowler animations are produced by artwork made from real life video footage and so an extensive library of actions and styles of bowling can be built up with any player's action being able to be reproduced.

 

OUTDOOR CRICKET NETS

A world-class six-lane set of all-weather outdoor cricket nets have been installed at RHS this year, ready for our busy cricket season. This 33m enclosed ‘tp365’ cricket practice facility has a premium playing surface carpet, which has been designed and installed by Total Play, to the highest standards. The nets have a HD protection tunnel netting system with a mesh batting curtain throughout, and the tunnels are longer and wider than standard, providing a safer environment for our pupils to practise cricket.  

 

 

Cricket News

Cricket Update

The junior boys have had a successful season; the U12 boys finished 3rd in the County Cup. William C has scored over 300 runs this year and taken 10 wickets for the Junior 1st XI, and he was well supported by Felix F, who scored over 250 runs and also took 14 wickets.   

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Meet Our Cricket Captains

Introducing Maisy, the Girls' 1st XI cricket captain in Year 13. Maisy has been playing cricket since Year 6 and enjoys the team spirit and positive environment that surrounds the sport. In addition to playing for the RHS 1st X1, she is also a member of the Copdock Cricket Club. 

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Cricket Nets

A world-class six-lane set of all-weather outdoor cricket nets have been installed at RHS this year, ready for our busy cricket season. This 33m enclosed ‘tp365’ cricket practice facility has a premium playing surface carpet, which has been designed and installed by Total Play, to the highest standards.

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HEAD OF CRICKET - MR CALVIN NORTJE
cnortje@royalhospitalschool.org