Cricket is the major summer sport in the boys’ division. The school has up to 8 teams playing regularly every Saturday from U12 ‘B’ up to 1st XI. The fixture list is demanding and tests the boys against the best schools in the north west. King’s teams regularly reach County Cup finals and many boys achieve County and District representative honours. In 2015 and 2016 King’s was named as one of the Top 100 cricketing schools in the country based on the history, results and facilities at the school.
A team of dedicated games staff supported by expert coaches work hard with all the pupils during games lessons and after school. The 1st XI cricket field is in a glorious setting in front of the main school with further pitches at the school’s Derby Fields site and a brand new all – weather practice facility on hand for all the players.
The school’s most famous cricketing Old Boy is Peter Moores who has coached England on two separate occasions and is the brother of the current Head of Cricket Stephen Moores. As well as first class honours a number of former pupils have gone on to play a very high level of cricket with three former 1st XI captains all making their Cheshire senior debuts in 2015. Another former captain, Jonny Marsden, captained of Oxford University to a unique treble in 2016, with Oxford winning the three-day, one-day and T20 varsity matches.
- U15 Cheshire Cup Winners
- Angus Thomson – U15 Cheshire
- Harry Elms – U15 Derbyshire
- George Holden – U14 Derbyshire
- Joey Chong – U13 & U14 Cheshire
- U13 Cheshire Cup winners
- U14 Cheshire Cup finalists
- U12 Cheshire Cup finalists
- Harry Elms – U14 Derbyshire
- Archie Phillips – U14 Cheshire
- George Holden – U13 Derbyshire
- Joey Chong – U13 Cheshire