Surrey County Cricket winter training programme
The Surrey County Cricket winter training programme aims to develop cricket talent within County Age Group (CAG) squads. Three RGS boys, and six RGS girls (including two sisters) have been selected to attend the 2019 programme and Lucy A has also gained a place on the Emerging Player Programme (EPP) which will provide additional coaching to further develop her potential.
The successful students are Lucy A (U17 and EPP), Emily B (U13), Jasmine F (U15), Lily F (U13), Lucy H (U12) and Millie H (U14) for the girls and Tommy B (U13), Alex B (U12) and Jacob L (U12).
These students are part of the RGS Mixed performance squad which operates at school from October to February and is followed by training within their age groups until the beginning of the cricket season. The girls play in fixtures with the boys as well as in all girl teams during the Summer Term.
The RGS girls’ cricket team were runners up in the girls’ County Cup Final this year and the team included five of the six county selected players (the sixth not having joined the school at that point).
Head of Cricket, James Leck said,
RGS have been developing partnerships with local cricket clubs and the Surrey Schools Cricket Association to pioneer both boys and girls cricket in the area. It is growing all the time and I am particularly delighted with the girls’ successes at county level.
Headmaster, Shaun Fenton said,
The game is flourishing at RGS and in the local area, benefitting tremendously from the links between the school and local cricket clubs. Congratulations boys & girls!