May cricket continue to flourish and spread its wings. The world can only be richer for it.
Sir Donald Bradman
Hampton School is proud of its cricketing tradition and has excellent cricket facilities. The cricket programme has grown from strength to strength over the past ten years with an increased number of pupils playing cricket. Hampton regularly fields 15 teams across all age groups and also has a flourishing coaching programme to enable boys of all abilities to play.
Every two years the U15s and 1st XI tour abroad and recent destinations have included Sri Lanka U15s Arch Trophy in UAE (April 2018) and Senior India Tour (December 2020) respectively. The next Senior tour will be to Sri Lanka and U15 Development tour will be in April 2022.
The School’s current fixture list is busy and strong in the summer term and the 1st XI and U17s compete in the National Cup. All our junior teams compete in the Middlesex and Surrey Cup.
The quality of cricket coaching at Hampton is outstanding, with former first class Ranji Trophy cricketer and ECB level 3 coach Ami Banerjee as Head of Cricket and cricket professional ECB level 3 coach Chris Harrison supported by a strong core of committed and enthusiastic coaches.
A key part of the highly successful cricket programme at Hampton is our Cricket Academy and one-to-one coaching is available to all School cricketers throughout the academic year. An extensive and structured professional coaching programme during the autumn and spring term with high class technical advice on coaching based on cricketing basics plays a key role for our excellent results in summer. We also play indoor league cricket during winter training in order to adapt to any match scenarios.
There are six indoor nets within the Sports Hall and winter coaching benefits from the use of three bowling machines. We have seven outdoor nets and six grass wickets and each junior and senior year group trains at least twice a week. These sessions allow the boys to prepare for their regular fixtures in summer.
Former international and first class players include Akbar Ansari (Cambridge University Captain), Zafer Ansari (Surrey, Cambridge University and England), Toby Roland-Jones (Middlesex and England), Chris Searle ( Oxford University and Hampshire) and Blake Cullen (Middlesex and England-U19).
If you have any questions about cricket at Hampton, email Head of Cricket, Mr Ami Banerjee.
Any forthcoming cricket fixtures for the current term will be displayed below.
The Hampton Cricket Academy and One to Ones
The Hampton Cricket Academy operates throughout the year after School and during lunch times and aims to help all cricketers of all abilities to become significantly better players. It has been a huge success and the progress made by those who have attended has been very much in evidence during the cricket season. Each junior and senior year group trains at least twice a week including more dedicated one to one coaching with video analysis. These sessions allow the boys to prepare for their regular fixtures in summer.
Cricket Academy Spring Term
U12 Saturday 11am to 1pm
U13 Friday 12.40pm to 1.20pm
U14 Monday 12.40pm to 1.20pm
Senior Squad B Wednesday 4pm to 6pm
Senior Squad A Thursday 4pm to 6pm
Senior Squad A Saturday 9am to 10.30am
U15 Friday 4pm to 6pm
Easter Holidays Camp
To be confirmed
Summer Training Schedule
To be confirmed