BROMSGROVE School's cricketing prowess has bowled over the most discerning judges - earning it two entries in The Cricketer's Schools Guide 2020.

In addition to Bromsgrove School being featured as one of the top 100 cricketing senior schools in the country, Bromsgrove Preparatory has made the top 50 prep/junior schools list.

This year, the school's under-17s were crowned national champions, while Bromsgrove counts up-and-coming England and Somerset batsman Tom Banton among its alumni.

Dave Fallows, director of cricket at Bromsgrove School, said: "It is a great honour to be recognised in The Cricketer's Top 100 Schools again.

"We are very proud of our cricket facilities here at Bromsgrove, both outdoor and indoor provision as well as our ever evolving cricket programme.

"This recognition being extra special this year with us being national champions at U17s."

A record number of schools submitted entries for this year's guide and all were judged against an extensive set of criteria, including facilities, fixture programmes and coaching.

The Cricketer magazine editor Simon Hughes said: “The Schools Guide is, as ever, a fantastic publication that celebrates schools cricket and gives deserved praise to all those teachers and coaches who put in the hard work to develop our future club, county and international cricketers.

"Having watched many schools' matches this summer I am pleased to report that the standard of cricket programmes and the level of passion for the game is as high as ever.

“Schools cricket has certainly benefitted from this incredible year for the sport. Congratulations to all of the schools included and I look forward to hearing about all of your future successes.”

The 124-page guide is bumper-packed with the regular December issue of The Cricketer, available on the news stand from November 22.

The guide will also be made available on The Cricketer website from Friday, December 13.