Old Palace Named in The Cricketer’s Top 20 Girls Schools

We are very proud to have been included in the Cricketer Magazine’s Top 20 Girls Schools/Schools Guide 2022.

It’s a real testament to our PE staff and pupils as, to quote The Cricketer: “The number and standard of entries we received was extremely high this year and you should be very proud of your inclusion.”

They went on to say: “The Cricketer has published its Schools Guide 2022, featuring the top 100 senior, the top 50 prep/junior and the top 20 all-girls schools in a bumper 156-page supplement.

It follows an exhaustive process which saw a huge number of schools submit entries to be included in the guide. All entries were judged against an extensive set of criteria, which included a compelling commitment to cricket in the curriculum, facilities, fixture programmes and coaching.

Also taken into account was how schools kept the game alive during the pandemic, and how they look to ensure cricket remains a central part of school life.

The Cricketer gathered entries and compiled the leading lists, working alongside former England star Lydia Greenway and her coaching initiative Cricket For Girls to select the top 20 all-girls schools.”

Mrs Smith, Director of Sport at Old Palace says: “We are delighted to be recognised in this publication. Women’s Cricket has so much to offer and we are thrilled to be able to introduce cricket to students at Old Palace. We look forward to developing this area in the coming years.”


Read the full article here: The Cricketer Magazine