A very warm welcome to Buckinghamshire and to RGS in particular. It is a great pleasure to host the other five Royal Grammar Schools whose generous hospitality has been much appreciated in the last few years; now it is our turn!
Sport is an exceedingly important aspect of school life for all of our schools. I feel certain that this Festival will reflect this great partnership between state and independent schools with the common denominator of a Royal Charter.
I am well aware of the commitment of teachers, coaches, players, parents and groundsmen all of whom play their part to ensure high quality sport is enjoyed season after season. Our players learn so much from taking part as winning with humility, losing with grace and doing both with dignity.
The festival would not happen without the organisation behind it and I am immensely grateful to all involved and, on this occasion, the Sports and Cricket departments at RGS High Wycombe, supported by our events team.
Have a great week.
I am delighted to welcome you to the 2022 RGS Cricket Festival in High Wycombe and am sure that all the teams will do their utmost to provide a thrilling week of high quality cricket.
I must extend a special thank you, firstly to our Head Groundsman, Howard Yendall, who has invested a great deal of time in the cricketing facilities this year, and secondly to our Friends of RGS Cricket, a parental-run body who fundraise to support cricket at the school. Without their support it would not be possible for us to offer the cricket program we do. Finally, thank you to all our umpires, match managers and all those involved behind the scenes.
I hope that everyone has a truly enjoyable week and we can yet again celebrate some great achievements on the field.
Head of Cricket