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RGS Cricket Festival, 4 - 8 July 2022

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.

Philip Wayne

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.

Andrew Fletcher
Head of Cricket

Cricket at RGS High Wycombe

RGSHW Cricket Pitches, Fraser Youens Boarding House, Ridgeway, High Wycombe, Bucks. HP13 5LH


The site upon which you are spectating or playing cricket today has only been part of our school's 450 year old history for just over 100 years. 2015 marked the centenary of our school moving to this site.

Prior to this, cricket was played amongst the cattle grazing on the Rye, near what is now High Wycombe Cricket Club. There were often ten games going on at once in close quarters, and eventually, land for adequate pitches was loaned to the school by Lord Carrington, the fee for which was paid from additional parent contributions whilst a new site for the school was considered.

Moving up the hill to our current site made little difference to the number of games taking place at once, but it did, for the first time, offer the school a playing field of its own.

With two pitches on the main site, and a pavilion honouring our alumni who lost their lives in WWll, cricket has flourished in the past 100 or so years.

We heartily look forward to the next 100!


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