Cricket is a popular summer sport at Regent House and opportunities are provided to all boys, from Year 8 through to Year 14, to attend regular mid-week coaching sessions and to play in both friendly and competitive Saturday morning fixtures.
The Cricket programme is delivered by teachers, former pupils and coaches from local Cricket clubs. Cricket facilities at the school include indoor cricket nets and an artificial wicket at the Comber Road grounds. In addition, the School regularly plays at both Ards Cricket Club and North Down Cricket Club.
The main aims of Cricket at Regent House are to ensure that each pupil will:
- gain and refine a range of Cricket skills and techniques through frequent and regular participation in a balanced programme of Cricket training and fixtures;
- increase their knowledge and understanding of Cricket and learn to prioritise participation for current and future lifestyles;?
- develop a range of desirable personal qualities such as self-esteem, self-confidence, discipline and perseverance;
- interact and co-operate with others, working towards common goals, and developing a sense of fair play, tolerance and empathy for others;
- strive for personal and team success, maintaining a balanced appreciation of the value of winning;
- develop a community conscience and contribute to whole school life through participating in the extra-curricular Cricket programme;
- realise their full potential in Cricket and have access to a clear pathway which supports them towards this potential.
The cancellation of after school practice sessions may be required due to weather issues or in the rare circumstances of coach unavailability. Where this is the case, pupils will be informed through notification on the School Cricket noticeboard and a twitter feed will be posted to update parents as soon as reasonably possible.
Late cancellation of Saturday fixtures can occur due to developing weather conditions. Where this is this case the supervisory teacher will contact the team captain to inform the team of the cancellation via a text messaging and social media. It is therefore imperative that all pupils check their texts or social media accounts prior to leaving the house on a Saturday mornings.