Cricket

Cricket

Wellington School attracts cricketers from across the world and is renowned for intense coaching, skills and development. We are well known for our fast bowlers and pupils aspiring to professional level. 

The Wellington School fast bowling programme is outstanding. Based on years of research and sports science, our fast bowling programme guarantees at least 5-8mph of speed increase in 2 years.

We currently have a large number of male and female players of all ages in the Somerset, Cornwall and Devon County Cricket squads and have close contacts with Somerset CCC and Surrey CCC. In 2017 we produced our first professional cricketer at the end of our initial 5-year development plan.

Our Lead Cricket coaches are Paul ‘Sid’ Lawrence, Somerset CCC head of girls’ cricket and Caroline Foster, former England test match cricketer and former head coach of the Western Storm in the new women’s cricket super league. We also employ skill set specialist coaches; Julian Wyatt, ex Somerset CCC player and coach runs batting specific sessions, Alex Barrow, ex Somerset CCC player oversees the wicket keeping programme and Rich Askew.

Our Director of Sport Performance and Wellbeing Steffan Jones is renowned as one of the most innovative fast bowling coaches in the world, running workshops worldwide, from Canada to India and Australia. Having spent 6 weeks in the Big Bash with the Hobart Hurricanes in 2017 he is now in the top tier of fast bowling specialist coaches.