Mayfield School has been named as one of the UK’s best cricket schools.
It features in the Top 20 all girls schools in The Cricketer Schools Guide 2021, announced yesterday; The award follows an exhaustive process which saw a record number of schools submit entries to be included in the guide, despite the ongoing pandemic.
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.
Emily Starr, Mayfield’s Head of Cricket, who has represented England (Indoor) at U19 level and Northamptonshire County Cricket, said, “We’re delighted that the School has been recognised as one of the top 20 all-girls schools for cricket. Cricket was introduced as a major sport just 3 years ago and in that time we have established a comprehensive programme, supported by a significant investment in our facilities and infrastructure, and we have exciting plans to develop these even further.
The girls have responded positively, with dedication and determination, and in the 3 years we have reached regional finals at U13 and U15 age groups and have had girls in the Sussex set up.
This year we had planned our first international tour to Barbados, but due to the pandemic we had to postpone the trip – we’re now hoping to go in 2021/22 once guidelines allow this.