Cricket - Boys
A wide range of opportunities for all levels and all ages
Cricket is the major summer game at Millfield Prep. A full fixture list allows every child the opportunity to participate. Matches start for the U8 teams and we currently run a total of 14 sides in six age-groups, also playing ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ matches at U13, U12 and U11 levels. The 1st XI, U12s and Development Squads have regular fixtures against county age-group teams such as Somerset, Devon, Gloucester and Cornwall, as well as those from South Wales. It is possible to play up to seven home games on a Wednesday or Saturday on the beautifully prepared pitches and grounds.
A proud history of great successes
In recent years our boys 1st team have regularly won the David Bunbury and National Prep Schools titles. Over the years, large numbers of Millfield Prep cricketers have represented county sides (mainly Somerset) at U13, U12, U11 and U10 level. Very significant numbers of our old boys have graduated to play first class cricket for various counties. There are at least ten Millfield Prep Old Boys currently playing first class cricket.
An extensive and well-structured winter programme of training and coaching has been arranged by Level 3 Coach, David Beal, Millfield Prep’s Director of Cricket. A former Somerset professional and the county’s longest-serving youth coach, Dave has a coaching input for every child in the school. Pupils are also given the opportunity to participate in ‘club’ sessions during the winter months while individual coaching lessons can also be made available. Two bowling machines are much used to assist coaching and player development.