Cricket has a long and successful tradition at Malvern College 

We provide pupils with an environment where those with cricketing talent and ambitions to play County Cricket can find the very best support, coaching and facilities. We have a range of teams for both male and female pupils from 13-18.


One-to-One coaching for our sports scholars and those in the XI squad is given throughout the Lent term. This involves one-hour individual sessions with either the Master in Charge of Cricket, Professional or Worcestershire CCC coaches. Individual training programmes are also tailored to help improve performance. All coaches involved with our teams have ECB qualifications and many have played at a high standard themselves.

Cricket Pathways

Malvern has strong links with Worcestershire CCC, with many of our cricket scholars involved with either the Worcestershire Academy Programme or Emerging Players Programmes. The training programme with the Academy and EPP is extensive involving nets, nutrition, fitness and lectures. We, the College, work closely with the county to make sure our students are getting the right balance between their Cricket and academic work. We also have students who are involved with other counties (Gloucestershire and Hereford) and the College makes sure that they are getting the correct amount of Cricket through One-to-Ones coaching seminars and nets.

1225-rsz_cricket2.jpgCollege Staff

Mark HardingesMaster i/c Cricket

Mark is a former Gloucestershire County Cricket club player whose career ran from 1999 – 2008, he played 96 list A games and 50 First class games. In 2009 he was offered a short contract with Essex for their 20/20 campaign. He was fortunate to play in the era when Gloucestershire were known as the one-day kings and played in a Natwest Trophy final at Lords and a 20/20 final against Kent.

Noteable Alumni

Tom Kohler-Cadmore - Yorkshire CCC
Ben Twohig – Worcestershire CCC
Jack Haynes – Worcestershire CCC


Chesterton Cricket Scholarship - This award recognises outstanding talent and potential in cricket. It is a means tested award of up to 50%.

Rachael Heyhoe Flint Cricket Scholarship for Girls - This award recognises talent and potential in girls’ cricket. The award is assessed as part of the Junior Levick Sports Scholarship assessments and is worth 20% of the boarding or day fee.

T20 National Champions

The Malvern College 1st XI have been crowned T20 National Cricket Champions, retaining the trophy from 2019, after beating Tonbridge and King's College Taunton on Finals Day.