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Uppingham School Cricket Club fields 12 teams throughout the summer term. The 1st XI play all of their home matches on The Upper playing field; a magnificent cricket pitch with its own thatched pavilion.
Cricket tours take place on average every three years; 15 boys toured India in 2013 playing seven matches over a 13-day period in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Previous tours include a visit to the United Arab Emirates and on return the 1st XI won all of the first six matches of the season.
Uppingham has a dedicated cricket professional (Trevor Ward, ex England A, Kent and Leicestershire) who works with pupils from all year groups throughout the summer and autumn terms. Each team has two members of staff attached to them.
In the summer term each team trains every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, with further development training on Wednesday and Friday (1st XI) afternoons.
In the autumn term there is additional training in place to get the pupils prepared for the season ahead. The 1st XI squad train before School on a Tuesday and Sunday afternoons. All other years have the opportunity to train every Sunday pm during which there are regular visits from specialist coaches.
The School has seven cricket squares available and these are used for both training and matches. There are also 19 grass cricket lanes giving Uppingham's cricketers the best possible opportunity to train for match situations, with indoor next also available in the sports hall at USSC.
The club plays block fixtures against other schools and the OUs and the 1st XI have fixtures against the MCC and Leicestershire Gentlemen. The season finale is the traditional two day fixture against Shrewsbury. 1st XI fixtures are either declaration games or limited overs (either 40/40 or 50/50 depending on which day the fixture is played). Within the School there are inter-house competitions for the Overs and Unders Cups.
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