Congratulations to one of our Fifth Form sport scholar and Somerset Pathway cricketers for winning Somerset CCC’s writing competition.

The competition was held to celebrate the return of Test Cricket on free to air TV (Channel 4), in conjunction with Somerset County Sports.

To be in with a chance of winning the coveted prize of an England replica shirt from bowler Jack Leach, pathway players had to watch as much of the recent Test cricket as they could, and study which players were successful in the game and what they were doing well. Competition hopefuls then had to describe how the most successful batters (on either side) had played during this Test, what movements they made and what were their main methods of scoring.

Our Fifth Former is currently in the County Age Group U18 Girls Winter Training Squad, and is just one of the many Downside pupils who enjoy competitive sport at county level.

Click here to read Florence’s winning entry.

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.