We don’t like Cricket.. We Love it!
As the Summer term approaches, we have an abundance of cricket action to look forward to across the entire school.
Merchant Taylors’ has a proven record of producing county cricketers at youth and professional level, with the likes of Ben Aitchison at Derbyshire and George Lavelle and Tom Hartley at Lancashire now playing regularly for their respective first teams.
As the next generation of young cricketers follows in their footsteps, they will enjoy access to our excellent indoor and outdoor cricket facilities and top-class coaching at lunchtimes and after school, led by our head of cricket coaching and former Lancashire Academy director, Gary Yates.
Indeed, our credentials mean we were chosen by Lancashire CCC as their only development centre on Merseyside and our pupils have taken part in nets and other coaching throughout the winter months, including specialist holiday cricket camps which are also open to external pupils.
We have an established boys’ cricket team at every year group from Year 6 to Year 13, with two teams in Years 7 and 8, and each season we enter a variety of regional and national T20 and cup competitions.
Girls’ cricket is also flourishing at Merchant Taylors’, with coaching available across the year groups. This season, our girls will play their first competitive matches on behalf of the school, against Nottingham High School, following an extensive period of summer and winter training.
For those pupils with the talent and ambition to pursue professional careers, we support them with detailed knowledge of player pathways, strong links at Club and County level and bespoke invitational training within school.
A highlight of every year is the MCC Invitational match against our current first team, which takes place this year on Thursday 12 May, while we can also look forward to a season finale tournament, hosted jointly with Ormskirk CC, when we will welcome teams from The Perse School in Cambridge, Newcastle School for Boys and Durham School.
If you love cricket as much as we do, this is the school for you.
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