Millfield will welcome top U15 cricket players from across the country for the 32nd ECB David English Bunbury Cricket Festival this week, including a pupil from Glastonbury.
The famous Bunbury Festival, which is named after its founder, the ‘godfather of English cricket’, David English, brings together 56 of the most talented U15 schoolboy cricketers from England and Wales to compete in 50-over and T20 matches. The weeklong festival also provides a platform to deliver education for players, parents and coaches. Since 1986, many world-famous cricket players have played at the festival, including Michael Vaughan, Andrew Flintoff, Joe Root and Ben Stokes.
15 year old Millfield pupil Jamie Baird from Glastonbury will be keeping and batting for the West of England team after making his professional debut for Somerset County Cricket’s 2nd XI team against Middlesex in July, with Somerset and England Cricket’s Marcus Trescothick handing out caps to the players.
Millfield’s director of cricket, Mark Garaway, says: “The Bunbury Festival is a highlight opportunity for any young player in the U15 age group, and we’re delighted to host such talented sportsmen at Millfield for a week of world class cricket that everyone can enjoy. We’re incredibly proud of Millfield’s Jamie, who is showing great promise after his debut with Somerset, and are very excited to see him compete against such high level players on his home turf of Millfield’s outstanding facilities.”
The 2018 ECB David English Bunbury Festival is open to the public and begins on Monday, 6 August until Friday 10 August.