There are some notable alumni who have emerged from the strong cricket tradition at Bolton School such as Duncan Worsley and Jackie Bond but any perusal of the cricket league summaries in the local press bears testimony to the value of the School to the sporting communities around the North West.
The School benefits from some excellent practice facilities with four indoor cricket lanes, two Bola machines, four outdoor all weather nets, regular Saturday fixtures for six teams against leading cricket schools in the North West as well as 1st XI level matches against the MCC and XL Club.
Indoor nets occur throughout the Spring Term and, in both these sessions and in Sports lessons during the Summer Term, squad players benefit from highly qualified Lancashire Cricket Board (LCB) coaches who have worked with Test and County cricketers.
Senior squad players have enjoyed recent tours to the Caribbean playing a wide range of fixtures including one in the Test Match arena in Grenada.
In 2012 the U15 team became national 20/20 champions.
The School is now one of seven national hub schools set up by the MCC Foundation to stimulate interest in cricket throughout the region.