Repton has a long and proud cricket history, numbering 152 first-class players among its pupils past and present, a line dating from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century. Eleven old boys have played Test cricket and three have captained England. Currently four Old Reptonians are involved with professional cricket in England.
The School runs A, B and C teams at U14 and U15 levels and then an U16 team and three senior XIs. At 1st XI level Repton ranks alongside almost any school in the country, and many Reptonians play the game for their county squads and academies. We are fortunate to have a coaching staff led by two cricket professionals that support the programme across all levels. The full range of age and ability is catered for and each team has a regular and extensive programme of coaching and fixtures. The fixture list is traditional and strong, with a range of formats and games to test all cricketers.
The preparation for the season is done during the winter, with all players being able to access sessions led by our specialist coaches. For those that are particularly serious about their development, Repton offers paired and small group sessions with our cricket professionals or Head of Cricket to further extend player development.
The School has indoor net facilities, as well as ten full-length artificial outdoor nets of high standard. The addition of another dedicated cricket square this year gives us a further quality surface on which to develop our young players. These playing surfaces, along with talented groundsmanship, allow our players to learn how to play the game to a high standard, and school fixtures to remain as excellent games of cricket.
The central position of the The Square, the school’s main ground, flanked by the magnificent buildings and famous thatched pavilion, makes Repton a quintessentially English cricket setting and one in which it is a privilege for the pupils to play.
Repton School is proud to enjoy strong links with a number of counties and cricket boards. We recently hosted Derbyshire CCC 2nd XI and regularly host games at academy or county age group level. Repton was host to the 26th England Schools Cricket Association Bunbury Festival, with the country's finest young talent on display.