Eton cricket is known to most people for the annual Eton versus Harrow match at Lord’s. This last-remaining schools fixture at the ‘Home of Cricket’ has a history longer than any other cricket match, dating back to 1805. Even until recent years Eton versus Harrow was one of the highlights of ‘The Season’. In 1999 it was decided that the match should be played in a limited-overs format and there have subsequently been some close wins for both schools.
But Eton cricket is far more than one match. In the Summer Half there are 25 School teams: seven selected from the senior blocks, four under-sixteen teams, six under-fifteen and eight under-fourteen. This means that many boys have the chance to represent the School against other schools. Due to the strength and depth of the competition for places, on many Saturdays Eton plays against two or more schools simultaneously. This greatly strengthens our fixtures list and ensures that all boys of whatever ability are involved in exciting and closely-fought matches.
In the past few years there have been winter tours to Australia and the Caribbean. In addition to school matches, there are four internal House Competitions that run during the Summer Half.
Click here for details of this half’s fixtures.