Wellington School Cricketers Programme Yields Players for County, Regional and National Squads

24 Jan 2019

Wellington School has been selected by The Cricketer Magazine as one of the top 100 cricket schools in the country. This is the 3rd year in a row that we have made it onto their prestigious list.

This is due to the outstanding performance of our many cricketers. This season, 20 pupils have been selected to represent various counties at cricket and been called onto regional or national programmes;

Daisy Jeanes has been selected for Somerset U19 Girls’ & Somerset Women.

Somerset County squad players are Atticus Adams, Jacob Huntley, Thomas Gendall, James Matravers, Callum Kinnear, Mackenzie O’Dea, Rishi Shimpi, Dhruv Parashar, Rujul Singh, Josh Alford, Sam Toohey, Martha Cole, Freddie Stevens and Alisa Scantlebury

Will Moore has been selected to represent Wales, Ed Butler has been selected for Devon and Niamh Holland has been selected for Somerset U17, U19 and the  Somerset Emerging Players Programme.

Olivia Churcher has been selected to represent Devon U17, U19 and the Senior Women and also the South West Regional Development Centre Programme

Finally, Ali Layard, who suffered serious injuries when his legs were caught in the propeller of a boat, has been selected for Somerset and the England Disability Lions.

The School has a fantastic cricket programme, with exceptional coaches. They run Somerset Girl’s Winter District training programme and have nine boys’ cricket teams and two girls’ teams as well as development squads.

With specific fast-bowling camps, the School attracts players from around the world.