Forty Club Trophy

We are delighted to announce that Dauntsey’s have been awarded the South Region nomination for this year’s Forty Club Trophy.

This nomination, made by the Forty Club, is in recognition of the high quality of cricket within the School and the manner in which the 1st XI players embrace the spirit of cricket demonstrated by their teamwork, sportsmanship, captaincy, and behaviour on and off the field alongside their overall cricketing skills.

The Forty Club is the second largest private cricket Club in the world. The aim of the Club since 1936 has been 'to take cricket to the schools' by offering Schools and Youth XIs fixtures against experienced cricketers who will encourage the young cricketers to play the game to the highest standards of performance and behaviour and in the best spirit of the game. The Forty Club currently plays some 130 fixtures a season against school and youth sides throughout England, Scotland and Wales.

Picture show Oliver Jackson receiving the award at the Forty Club’s annual dinner in the Long Room at Lord’s. Also pictured are Andy Palmer (Head of Cricket), John Barclay (President, Forty Club) and Roger Knight (President, MCC).

Cricket at Dauntsey's

Over the last twelve years or so, cricket at Dauntsey’s has experienced a significant period of growth and development. The fixture list is challenging, with block fixtures against large, strong cricketing schools such as Clifton and Winchester in addition to games with adult teams including MCC, XL Club and Wiltshire Queries.