Norfolk School Competition Entries 2022

7th January 2022

Norfolk Schools’ Cricket Cup Competitions: Summer 2022

Happy New Year!

I hope that you’ve enjoyed a restful Christmas break after a long and hectic autumn term but, as we move into 2022, it must be time to start thinking about cricket!

One has to acknowledge that the last two summers have been difficult for schools’ cricket: a completely blank 2020 season and many schools being unable to participate in 2021. In the light of this, the Norfolk Cricket Board, supported by two teacher colleagues – Richard Grove and Ben Player – have held a review of the current competition structure and agreed some changes for this coming summer which are designed to encourage more schools to enter at the level that will provide their students with a positive cricket experience.


Six of the existing hardball competitions (u11 to u15) have been retained; these are open to all schools.

  • U11 – for schools with Year 6 pupils
  • U12 David English Bunbury/Blyth Cup – with qualification for regional/national competition in 2023 for the winners
  • U13 Calder Cup  
  • U14 Inspire Sport/Sleigh Cup –with qualification for regional/national competition in 2023 for the winners
  • U15 ESCA T20 – with qualification for regional/national competition later in the summer for winners (all semi-finalists to qualify for a ‘finals day’)
  • U15 GIRLS T20, The Nicola Woodhouse Trophy


For state schools only, it has been agreed to merge the leagues, which were running up to 2019, with the existing state schools cup competitions and organise small regionalised, round-robin groups for all years from u12 to u15; these will lead to finals’ events and produce a county winner in July.

We hope that this refreshed format will be attractive to all schools, particularly those in which cricket has not been possible for the past two summers.


In addition to the hardball competitions, there will be opportunities for students (from u12 to u14 age groups) to take part in softball cricket, which will be organised by Richard Grove (Wymondham College) and Ben Player (Framingham Earl High School). Could you please indicate on the attached entry form if you would like to be contacted later in the term about these opportunities?


Accompanying this letter is an entry form which needs to be returned by Friday 4th February. (See Below attachment)

The entry cost is £10 for each hardball competition but there will be no charge for softball competitions. Please send forms and cheques (£10 per competition and payable to Norfolk Cricket Board) to John Chilvers: 5 Lakenfields, Norwich, NR1 2HB.

If your school makes all payments by BACS, the Norfolk Cricket Board details are.

Account name: Norfolk Cricket Board Ltd
Sort Code: 12-09-25
Account No: 06024518

Please put the reference as ‘(School name) HS FEE’

If you pay by BACS, please email entry forms to

2022 High School Entry Form


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