Cricket is one of the principal sports at Dollar Academy. We offer coaching and the opportunity for regular competitive play to all our pupils from Junior 1 to Form VI. This is a well-resourced activity; the school has outstanding facilities and first-class coaching for both groups and individuals, which includes frequent visits from internationalists. Cricket is played predominately in the summer term; there are also pre-season net practices for Senior School boys in the autumn and spring terms, and indoor practices in spring.
Skills and tactics are developed from an early age. The game of cricket allows individuals to perform within a team game and to challenge themselves, and their skills, under pressure within a complex team sport. The game, by its tradition, instils good sportsmanship, a respect for opponents and umpires, and allows pupils of all ages and both sexes an opportunity to play competitively or recreationally.
We provide our pupils with the support to play this sport to the highest level and are proud to have several of our Senior School pupils representing their national side.
As part of our commitment to provide opportunities throughout the year for our more advanced cricket players, we have launched a pre-season coaching programme led by former pupil Peter Ross, an ECB Level 3 Coach.
Mr Jamie Frost (Master in Charge of Cricket and 1st XI Coach)
Mr Ian Shaw (1st XI Coach and Form III Coach)
Mr Don Caskie (2nd XI Coach)
Mr Niall Gallagher (Form II Coach)
Mr Mark Moore (Form II Coach)
Mr Alastair McConnell (Form I A & B Coach)
Mr Milo McDermott (Form I A & B Coach)
Mr Adam Buchanan-Smith (Form I A & B Coach)
Mr Martin Hose (Junior 2 Coach)
Mr Rob Florence (Junior 1 Coach)
Mrs Catherine Childs (Girls Coach)
Mr Peter Ross (Coach)