Bedford School named in top 100 in The Cricketer 2024 schools guide

Sir Alastair Cook
Sir Alastair Cook attended Bedford School from 1998 to 2003.

Two Bedford schools have been named in a ‘2024 Top 100 Schools Guide’ for cricket in the UK.

Bedford School and Bedford Preparatory School are well-known in cricket circles for providing top coaching, opportunity and matchday experiences for students and have once again been recognised in The Cricketer’s school guide.

2024’s list includes both state-funded and private schools and were judged on a “compelling commitment to cricket in the curriculum” as well as fixture programmes, facilities and coaching provision.

Sir Alastair Cook, who retired from professional cricket at the end of last season, came through the ranks at Bedford School; the 38-year old retiring after scoring 26,643 first class runs, including 33 test match centuries for England across a stellar international career.

The Cricketer magazine editor, Huw Turbervill said, “Our 2024 Schools Guide celebrates the best cricket programmes in state and independent schools across the country. The rise of women’s cricket in schools really has been a joy to behold. It is a pleasure to read the write-ups.”

All 164 pages of the bumper 2024 Schools Guide can be found in December’s issue of The Cricketer magazine.

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