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Cricket

Building on a long tradition of high-quality First XI and junior cricket, the School regularly fields ten teams on Saturdays, all playing on a competitive circuit including participation within a league setup with four other schools.

Reigate Grammar School has excellent facilities at Hartswood, including a top-class 1st XI pitch. The School benefits from three grass pitches, one artificial wicket, six artificial nets and grass practice wickets. All these facilities are maintained by a team of four full-time groundstaff.

The standard of coaching is high and we cater for players of all ability. Winter training begins in January, with elite players invited to train from November. These sessions involve developing key individual and team skills. In addition to coaching, players have access to video analysis and strength and conditioning programmes. Specialist professional coaches are integrated into these programmes when required.

The 1st XI regularly tours abroad in an attempt to challenge players’ cricket ability in unfamiliar conditions. Recent destinations have included Barbados, Grenada and Dubai. Participants love the experience and gain a great deal beyond cricket on these trips. The U13 cricketers tour Jersey annually, keeping strong our long-standing relationship with Victoria College and always enjoying their five-day stay. As part of the School’s wider Summer Festival there is a First XI cricket week at the end of the Summer Term; recent fixtures have included the Old Reigatians, MCC and a President’s XI. The first XI also travels to St Albans for a T20 festival and locally to a T20 tournament against 3 other strong schools. RGS also hosts annual U12 and U13 six-a-side competitions, inviting rival senior schools and local prep schools to participate. These events are extremely competitive and last year’s saw our U12s winning the trophy.

Reigate Grammar School has strong cricketing links with Reigate St Mary’s Prep School; together we share facilities and coaching expertise. Players from the prep school have access to sessions run by the Head of Cricket at RGS and its Cricket Professional, Joey Benjamin.