Anyone who has watched and listened to the Birkdale Prep children playing on the yard at Clarke House over many years, will have seen and heard the unmistakeable sound of numerous playground cricket matches. The raw skills first on show in the playground have been developed over time and Birkdale is proud to have produced many cricketers who have represented Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Yorkshire. At present the school has nine County Age Group players whose ages range from 9 to 18; each of these players enjoyed playing tennis ball cricket at the Prep School and have worked very hard to reach county standard.
Sahib (P3) – Yorkshire Under 10
Neev (P4) – Yorkshire Under 11
Jay (P4) – Yorkshire Under 11
Tristan (S1) – Yorkshire Under 12 Joshua (S1) – Derbyshire Under 12 Harry (S1) – Derbyshire Under 12 Arjun (S2) – Yorkshire Under 13 Louis (S2) – Derbyshire Under 13
Edward (S3) – Yorkshire Under 14
Tom (S4) – Yorkshire Under 15
Freddie (S4) – Derbyshire Under 15
Romir (U6) – Yorkshire CCC Emerging Player Programme
There is still plenty of talent coming through from the youngest age groups; watch out for Aashman (P1) and Freddie (P3) who have just been successful in gaining places in their respective South Yorkshire Squads. We are also eagerly anticipating the first time a Birkdale girl wins a place in a representative team which, judging from the enthusiasm on show on the playground and in PE and Games lessons, will not be too long coming!