Huddersfield New College as revealed that its Cricket Academy has been named as one of the 100 Cricket Schools in the UK by The Cricketer. 

The Cricketer publishes an annual guide to the top 100 senior schools and colleges for cricket provision, and the list is selected following an exhaustive process where those included are judged against an extensive set of criteria which includes facilities, fixture programmes and the quality of coaching. As part of the entry, HNC also had to share more about the Cricket Academy’s success stories. 

Students who are part of the College’s Cricket Academy can expect to receive outstanding coaching and support as part of their study programme to help them excel in both their sport and their studies. Recently the Cricket Academy has celebrated some fantastic successes including Ben Balmforth  who played  in MCC Schools U19 and Hollie Armitage  who played in Yorkshire CCC and for England Women, amongst many others. 

Jamie Marsden, Director of Sport comments: “Our Cricket Academy has been celebrating some incredible success stories. Our programme gives students the chance to excel in both their studies and their cricket, and we are very proud that this has been recognised by inclusion in The Cricketer’s Top 100 Schools in the UK.”

Pete Lombard, Cricket Coach says: “This is an industry leading guide viewed by talented young cricketers and we are incredibly proud to be named as one of the top 100 institutions in the UK for our provision. The successes of our Academy reflects why we have been named as one of the best institutions in the UK, and we look forward to speaking to our 2020 applicants to share more in the near future.”

Simon Hughes, Editor, The Cricketer  says: “The Schools Guide is, as ever, a fantastic publication that celebrates schools cricket and gives deserved praise to all those teachers and coaches who put in the hard work to develop our future club, county and international cricketers. Having watched many schools matches this summer I am pleased to report that the standard of cricket programmes and the level of passion for the game is as high as ever. Congratulations to all of the schools included and I look forward to hearing about all of your future successes.” 

Potential applicants can discover more about the Cricket Academy at the College's Open Event on Saturday 23rd November from 10am.

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