Cricket is played during the summer term at RBAI, with competitive fixtures taking place every Saturday morning. Additionally Cup fixtures for all age groups will take place during the school week.
School cricketers practise on their designated games day, with coaching sessions being run by the master in charge of their team. The school also utilises the expertise of the Instonians Cricket Club professional, who provides expert coaching to all school cricketers, in order to enhance their cricketing development.
The opportunity to start playing cricket at RBAI starts even before pupils enter Year 8. Once P7 pupils have got offered a place at RBAI, they are invited to a cricket summer camp, usually held in August, at our playing fields at Osborne Park. Not only does this camp help develop boys as cricketers, it also gives pupils a chance to get to know each other before they start their school career at RBAI.
The school has ten Cricket teams, ranging from the Under 12 XI through to the 1st XI
The School has three cricket pitches, located at our playing fields at Osborne, Cranmore and Bladon. The cricket square at Osborne contains both grass wickets and an artificial, with two other artificial wickets at Cranmore and Bladon. The School also has both indoor and outdoor nets and an electronic scoreboard at our Osborne Park venue.
The school is very proud that our pitch at Osborne Park was chosen and used as one of the venues for the ICC World Cup Qualifying tournament in 2005 and continues to maintain a Band 1 rating from the Northern Cricket Union. This means the grounds are considered suitable to host Premier League Cricket in Northern Ireland
RBAI CRICKET CLUB STAFF
|Master-in-charge: D.J. O'Neill|
|1st XI||J. Peak|
|2nd XI||D.J. O'Neill|
|Under 15 XI||D. McCann|
|Under 14 XI||W.S. Johnston|
Under 13 'A' XI
Under 13 'B' XI
Under 12 'A' XI
Under 12 'B' XI
Under 13 'C' XI