Worksop College has (pretty much) always been good at cricket, however over the last ten years or so things have moved onto the next level, with a large increase in England junior representation and most importantly the progression of those players to the senior ranks. The reason for this cricketing excellence probably stems from the excellent 1st XI square laid in the latter stages of Victorian age, which in turn led to excellent cricketers on the teaching staff in those early years and this has somehow percolated through the years.
I digress… 2015 has been especially good; here are some highlights:
- Joe Root played an integral role in England winning the Ashes and was voted the best batsman in the world;
- Samit Patel was recalled to the England squad for the forthcoming tour of UAE;
- Patel, Brett Hutton and Billy Root were all in the Nottinghamshire XI whom p;played Hampshire in September;
- Richard Kettleborough umpired the Cricket World Cup final;
- Current Worksop pupil Tom Keast has been selected for the England under 19 team
Not a bad set of stats for a school with only 250 boys!