College keeps place in top-100 survey

Queen’s College, Taunton has kept its place among the top-100 schools in the country for cricket.

The accolade has come from The Cricketer magazine in its annual guide to schools cricket.

Arul Suppiah, the former Somerset batsman, is the director of cricket at the school. He said: “It’s great to be included in the top-100 for the second year running and this is down to the hard work of the pupils and coaches.

“Our cricket programme – boys and girls – runs from October to the end of the Summer Term and, as part of our ethos at Queen’s, we are always looking to develop and nurture our pupils.”

Simon Hughes, editor at large for The Cricketer, said: “There is an exhaustive process for inclusion in the guide.

“More than 500 schools and colleges submitted an entry to secure their place and the responses were then pored over by our editorial selection committee and examined against a set of criteria covering inclusion, performance, facilities and participation.

“I heartily commend Queen’s College’s commitment to providing excellent opportunities for its pupils to participate in our wonderful sport.”

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