Bedales has a rich cricket history and enjoys competitive fixtures at all age levels for boys and girls.

Matches take place traditionally every Wednesday for Bedales Prep, Dunhurst and on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays for Bedales Senior. Our fixtures take a variety of formats against local schools and touring teams from this country and abroad as well as annual tour to the West Country for the Dunhurst First XI. 

We have a flourishing alumni team, Stoner Cricket Club, which play against the school annually on Parents' Day and hold a traditional cricket week on the first week of every summer holiday.

During term time we have staff/parents team, Gentlemen of Bedales, who play local clubs and schools on Sundays and midweek.

Director of Sport: Spencer Leach
Head of Sport at Dunhurst: Will Bray
Teacher in charge: David Mann (Bedales), Duncan Selmes (Dunhurst)


All teams are coached by one of our ECB qualified coaches/teachers.


We run the following teams:

  • Bedales: 1st, U15, U14
  • Dunhurst: U13 (2x softball, 2x hardball), U10 and 11 (1x hardball, 4x softball), U9 (2x softball)

Fixtures and tournaments

  • Fixtures take place mid-week
  • Our U13A team take part in IAPS T20 tournament
  • U14s compete in the Hampshire Cup
  • U13 and U11 girls festivals hosted

Tours and pre-season

  • Tours are run on a cycle with the other major sports. Previous tours include Dorset 2018.
  • The winter training program, run by David Mann (Bedales) and Duncan Selmes (Dunhurst) starts from January and includes both squad training and one-to-one coaching.
  • An annual U13 boys and girls cricket tour to Dorset takes place in the first week of the summer term.

Roll of honour

  • Ned Freeborough - Hampshire CC U11 and U12
  • Hugh Wheeler - Hampshire U10, U11, U13, U14, U15, U18, Hampshire Academy
  • Tommy Hornsby - Hamsphire U10, U11, U12, U13, U14
  • Oscar Amiss - Hampshire U14
  • Anthony White - NE Hants U14-16
  • Wulfie Smith Pink – Hampshire U13, U14
  • Marlowe Smith-Pink – Hampshire U12, U13
  • Georgie Russel – Hampshire U12, U13
  • Huw Wheeler
  • Leo Preece – Hampshire District U10
  • Albie Rooker Roberts – Hampshire District U10
  • Myles Pettmen – Hampshire District U10

Find out more about Gentlemen of Bedales Cricket Club.
Find out more about Stoner Cricket Club.