Term: Summer (Cricket Nets in Spring)
Teams: 1st, 2nd, U15, U14, U13, U12 XIs (boys)
Over the years, Caterham has produced some outstanding cricket talent. Professional cricketers, James Benning, David Sales (Northamptonshire, England A) and Ali Brown (Surrey, Nottinghamshire, and England) all learnt their cricket at Caterham and the school regularly has representatives in the Surrey school squads. Under the expert guidance of Head of Cricket, Richard Smith, boys at Caterham are given an excellent grounding in the skills of the game. Richard is assisted by former Sussex and Ireland international cricketer Andrew Patterson. Andrew is a first class batsman and wicket-keeper and provides expert coaching in these areas. The School is also fortunate to have a specialist bowling coach, former Caterham pupil, Surrey and Loughborough 1st XV fast bowler, Henry Jones.
The School has five superb outdoor nets and three indoor nets. A state of the art bowling machine has recently been purchased and video analysis is used regularly to identify weaknesses and to help pupils address them. Pupils also benefit from early morning fitness sessions so teams are always prepared for long afternoons in the field and at the crease.
Home Field provides a truly magnificent setting for cricket and with the redevelopment of the pavilion into a bar and viewing gallery, Caterham will be an even more wonderful place to watch cricket.
Regular cricket tours are arranged. The U13's had a hugely successful tour to East Anglia in June 2010 and a tour to the Caribbean is planned for 2012.
Please see: www.caterhamschoolsport.com