Congratulations to Fourth Former Nicolas and Fifth Former Florence on being selected to play for the Somerset Cricket Board programme.

Head of Cricket Development, Mr Setterfield commented: “I’m delighted for Nicolas and Florence on their achievements. Both have worked extremely hard during school time in their one-to-one cricket sessions. I am really pleased that they’ve been given the opportunity to develop their cricket even further with Somerset. We will continue to give them as much support as we can, to help them on their journey through the Somerset Cricket Board programme.”

Cricket has been a major feature at Downside for over 150 years. The first boys’ cricket match was played at the School in 1867, and the first girls’ matches took place in 2018. The sport is one of over 30 sports and games options available at Downside including rugby, tennis, kayaking, wall climbing and archery. Click here to find out more about sport at Downside.