Bolton School Senior Boys

Cricket

There are some notable recent alumni who have emerged from the strong cricket tradition at Bolton School, none more so than England's youngest opener and Nottinghamshire player, Haseeb Hameed plus the Parkinson twins, Matthew and Callum, who were in the same year as Haseeb and now play for Lancashire and Leicestershire respectively. Other notable former pupils who went on to play cricket include 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 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.

 

Former pupils the Parkinson twins returned to the School recently to talk to the next generation of cricketers

Former pupils the Parkinson twins, who play for Lancashire and Leicestershire, returned to the School recently to talk to the next generation of cricketers

The 2012 U15 team included Haseeb Hameed and were national 20/20 champions
Indoor Nets

The U15s training with former Lancashire cricketer Warren Hegg