Cricket at LRGS
Year 7 pupils are introduced to cricket during the second half of the Lent half term, with an intensive series of indoor nets in games periods and also on Saturday mornings. The U12A team will play 11 fixtures during the summer term against mainly independent schools from around the North West and compete annually in the Lancashire knock-out cup. The U12Bs usually play eight competitive matches in a season and are also entered in the Lancaster schools local cup competition, where they compete against A teams from local schools.
This pattern of matches is repeated across the Under 13, U14 and U15 age groups. The A teams regularly reach the Lancashire Cup Finals.
We run three senior teams, with and enjoy full weekend fixtures playing the strongest opponents across the North of England, such as, Sedbergh, Manchester Grammar School, Bolton Grammar School and the OL's and MCC. The fixture list has expanded, with new games outside the North West Region against RGS Newcastle and Woodhouse Grove. The season ends with a week of intense competition playing five other Royal Grammar Schools in the annual RGS Festival.
Cricket Tour to Dubai and the UAE in 2020
After retaining the RGS Cricket Festival in Worcester in July 2019, the victors, Lancaster Grammar School are pleased to announce the destination of their next U18 Senior cricket tour. This will be to Dubai and the UAE in February of 2020. Fourteen boys and two members of staff will embark on the ground-breaking tour and will experience playing cricket on the subcontinent in a variety of formats – day and night games under floodlights, T20 and one day matches alongside a plethora of excursions and training sessions, one of which will be at the ICC Academy. The boys will be selected from the current Year 11 and Lower 6th and details of the itinerary are available to download here.
The plan is to tour with the Senior cricketers every two years in the February half term as this acts as great preseason preparation for our cricket season and also the timing of the trip causes minimal disruption to the boys academic studies.
Fundraising is well under way thanks to a hard working, devoted and committed cohort of parents and whilst over £1300 was raised last summer, £1000 of this will go towards kit for the cricket tour however, £300 is going towards a boundary rope for the Douthwaite and maintenance of the outdoor nets which will benefit all the cricket teams and not just the tourists.