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SGS Cricket Academy commended in The Cricketer Good Schools Guide 2019

The Cricketer has published its Good Schools Guide 2019, featuring the top 100 secondary schools and for the first time ever, a guide to the top 50 junior and preparatory schools in a bumper 116- page supplement.

Following an exhaustive process, which saw more than 350 schools submit entries to be included in the guide, SGS College’s Cricket Academy secured one of the 100 spots in the publication.

All entries were judged against an extensive set of criteria, with all the chosen schools having outstanding facilities, fixture programmes and coaching.

The Cricketer magazine editor Simon Hughes commented:

“This is a superb publication that serves both as an informative guide and as a tribute to all those teachers and coaches out there who are nurturing the talents of future club, county and international cricketers. I have been lucky enough to visit a number of school matches this summer, and am pleased to note that the standard of cricket, coaching facilities and enthusiasm for the game has been as high as I can recall.

“The competition to be included was fierce and plans are already in place to provide more in-depth coverage of schools’ cricket next summer.

“Congratulations to all of the schools included and please keep up the good work.”

Academy Coach at SGS, Simon Hinks, comments:

“The Cricket Academy at SGS has forged a strong reputation since it was founded in 2007 and has become established as a trustworthy performance pathway into professional cricket. I’m delighted to see the hard work and success of the Academy recognised in The Cricketer Good Schools Guide 2019."

The 116-page guide is bumper-packed with the regular December issue of The Cricketer (available on the newsstand from November 23). As well as appearing in print alongside the world’s No.1 cricket magazine, the guide will also be made available on The Cricketer website from Friday December 14.

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