26 November 2018
The Oratory School has been adjudicated as one of the best cricketing schools in the country, according to The Cricketer Good Schools Guide 2019 for the fourth year in a row.
Tom Gibbs, one of the panel judges commented: “We received a record number of submissions this year, all of them worthy of inclusion in different ways, however we had to narrow the list down to determine the Top 100. This was achieved by judging each entry against a set of carefully considered criteria set by The Cricketer. It is a great achievement to make it into this year’s guide.”
Pupils at The Oratory are encouraged to follow their passions and their talents are nurtured both in and beyond the classroom which is seen through their successful cricketing careers.
The old Oratorian Benny Howell (from Woodcote) is a professional cricketer for Gloucestershire who is currently out in Dubai playing in the T10 competition for Kerala Kings who also have world leading players such as Eoin Morgan and Chris Gayle playing for them too.
The Upper 6th Form student Jack Winterbottom (From Goring) has signed on to Middlesex Academy. We also have pupils playing for Berkshire CCC.
Jack Winterbottom and the school cricket captain Jarryd Wallace
The newly appointed Cricket Professional Chris Peploe (Middlesex CCC) says:
“I am determined to use both my coaching and playing experience to aid every boys cricketing journey, challenging them to unlock their potential and become the very best they can. Simply my aim is for The Oratory boys to get excited about cricket, have fun learning, growing, pushing boundaries, allowing cricket to provide them with life experiences and opportunities they will cherish forever”.