After a successful summer which saw our under 13 cricket team become county champions and our Sixth Form East Kent Cricket Academy compete in the prestigious Tonbridge Festival, The Canterbury Academy has been named in The Cricketer Magazine’s top 100 senior schools for cricket.
The Cricketer has published its Schools Guide 2020, featuring the top 100 senior and the top 50 prep/junior schools in a bumper 124-page supplement.
It follows an exhaustive process which saw a record number of schools submit entries to be included in the guide. All entries were judged against an extensive set of criteria, with the chosen schools having outstanding facilities, fixture programmes and coaching. The Canterbury Academy sits alongside school cricketing powerhouses such as Tonbridge School, Millfield and Whitgift.
The Cricketer magazine editor Simon Hughes said: “The Schools Guide is, as ever, a fantastic publication that celebrates schools’ cricket and gives deserved praise to all those teachers and coaches who put in the hard work to develop our future club, county and international cricketers. Having watched many schools matches this summer I am pleased to report that the standard of cricket programmes and the level of passion for the game is as high as ever. “
The Canterbury Academy are one of the very few state comprehensive schools in the guide. There appear to be only two state comprehensive schools in the list. The overwhelming majority of schools are independent schools with fantastic tradition and excellent facilities.
Our cricket programme has been enhanced by donations from local businessman, Charlie Harris, and a supportive parental body. The students involved have committed themselves to regular training and fixtures and the game is growing within the school. Several players are now involved in county age group squads and the plan is to really develop the players who are only just starting their cricketing journey.
Places on the Sixth Form East Kent Cricket Academy are still available and students interested in studying for their Sixth form at The Canterbury Academy whilst being involved in high quality training and competition should contact Director of Sport, Phil Relf using the Contact Us page