Cricket | Repton School





Across its history, Repton School has produced more than 150 first-class cricketers, three Test captains, and players that include the country’s greatest ever sportsman, C B Fry, to the game’s modern era, Canadian international Nitish Kumar and Ross Whiteley of Worcestershire CCC. 

Cricket is enjoyed by boys and girls of all abilities at Repton, under former Sussex and Durham Cricketer, Martin Speight as Director of Cricket. Teams have a varied fixture list and includes national competitions, a challenging school circuit, and games against county age groups and academies.

The Winter programme begins in October incorporating elements of skill development, tactical awareness, mental preparation and specific strength and conditioning in addition to indoor competitions for boys and girls. We have strong links with Derbyshire CCC and neighbouring county cricket clubs (Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Warwickshire) with many pupils involved in their performance pathways. We work closely with external performance managers to provide an integrated development plan, including regular use of Derbyshire CCC’s indoor facilities during the winter months to hone the technical skills of our athletes, over and above the regular use of our Sports Centre where we have multiple indoor nets and bowling machines.

Regular one to one sessions take place throughout the school day, all year around, meaning that aspiring professional cricketers obtain the regular and quality coaching required to push to the next level. The 1st XI games are live-streamed online and video analysis software is used to give individual player feedback packages to help improve performance.

Whether your ambition is to play at the highest level or to participate in fun yet competitive House matches, Repton gives young cricketers the broadest and most enjoyable cricketing experience during their time at School to instil a lifelong love of the game.



Martin Speight
Director of Cricket

Martin could be said to be the preeminent school cricket coach in the UK. A hugely talented wicketkeeper-batsman himself, formerly playing for Sussex and Durham. As a coach he has been successful in leading teams to National success and is well respected in the cricket world for his nurturing of exceptional talent – he has helped to develop a number of First Class and International cricketers (boys and girls) including current England batsman Harry Brook.

Martin's aim for cricket at Repton is to continue to develop the next generation of cricketers, hoping to inspire every young player regardless of ability, to enjoy this wonderful game both at school and beyond. Repton is a school where talented cricketers can hone the game they love and play at the highest level, all whilst receiving the very best education.

Cameron Wake  Master in Charge of Cricket

Cameron Wake
Master in Charge of Cricket

Cameron Wake played professionally for Northamptonshire between 2003-2005. He represented England at U17 and captained the U19 side. He went on to study at Durham University where he played for the MCCU side against first-class counties and other universities.

He is a fully qualified ECB coach who joined Repton in January 2022 after holding cricket positions at other top independent school. Cameron embraces Repton’s vision for our cricket to be a fully inclusive sport, regardless of age, gender, or ability.

Chris Read  Cricket Consultant

Chris Read
Cricket Consultant

Chris Read has been heralded as one of the most consistent and respected players in English cricket, having played for England, led Nottinghamshire to three major trophies, scored over 20,000 runs, and set a wicket keeping record which is unlikely to ever be beaten. He joined Repton in 2018 with a decade of schools coaching behind him and set about further strengthening our numerous cricket teams.