At Ipswich School we have a full programme of cricket, playing independent and state schools in East Anglia. We have three teams for years 7 and 8, two teams for years 9 and 10 and senior First, Second and Third teams. The U14 and U15 teams won their Suffolk Cups last season.
We offer regular winter coaching sessions during the Michaelmas and Lent Terms, and the boys all practice at least once a week during the Summer term, and most have practice sessions twice a week. We have fully qualified coaches, and an indoor gallery as well as a cricket pavilion on the main school site, which is also used as the Suffolk County ground in the minor counties cricket league.
Our First team attend an end of season festival each year, involving teams from Brentwood and Leatherhead, and we were delighted when the Ipswich School team won this in 2013. Our senior cricketers have also had the opportunity to take part in tours to Grenada (2008) and Barbados (2011).
A number of boys play in their respective age group teams at county level, with two of our sixth formers also being members of the Essex Cricket Academy.
For more information on independent schools cricket, including the latest information on the National Schools T20 competition, is available at schools cricket online.
Easter Cricket Holiday Camp 2015
In the Easter holidays, Copdock and OI Cricket Club, in partnership with Ipswich School, is offering a Cricket Holiday Camp for boys/girls in school years 2–8. The course will be led by fully qualified coaches and is suitable for all abilities, from beginner to county player.
The camp will run from Tuesday 7–Friday 10 April 2015, 10am–4pm, at Ipswich School Sports Hall, Henley Road, Ipswich. It will cost £100 for all 4 days or £30 a day. For more information, visit www.ipswich.suffolk.sch.uk/sportscourses