Secondary School Offer

Indoor Competitions

The Foundation’s Secondary School Offer is inclusive of free to enter competitions.  There is a huge appetite for cricket in Secondary Schools and every year we co-ordinate a coaching and competition framework that enables all schools to get involved.  The primary competitions for secondary schools are the Lady Taverners competition for girls and Chance to Shine’s Chance to Compete Competition, which is open to all.

Under 13 Chance to Compete

Mixed – School Years 7 & 8

Under 15 Chance to Compete

Mixed – School Years 9 & 10

Under 13 Lady Taverners

Girls – School Years 7 & 8

Under 15 Lady Taverners

Girls – School Years 9 & 10

County Finals Days

We organise triangular competitions throughout January and February that provide winners that make up the ‘County Finals Days’.

This involves 6 schools playing off in finals days for the above age groups. The finals days take place in some of the best venues in our county that provide double sports hall facilities, this enables 2 matches to take place at any one time. The finals days details are below:

Girls 13sTBCLeisure at Cheltenham10am - 2pm
Girls 15sTBCUWE Sport Centre10am - 2pm
Boys 13sTBCLeisure at Cheltenham10am - 2pm
Boys 15sTBCUWE Sport Centre10am - 2pm

Summer Competitions

Schools will be invited to the English Schools Cricket Association (ESCA) hardball competitions early in 2024. This is a knockout competition for Under 12s to 15s (Year 7 to 10). We manage two separate competitions (Bristol & Gloucestershire). All Secondary age schools are eligible to enter (State and Independent). 

The first rounds tend to take place in May, with finals taking place at the end of June. For more information, please contact Chris Munden (contact details below).  

Chris Munden / Cricket Operations Manager

Chris Munden / Cricket Operations Manager

Chris is the longest standing member of the team, having joined the GCB in 2008 as a Community Coach. Since then, Chris has developed greatly moving on to become a Development Officer, a National Programmes and Project lead and now the manager of the entire delivery team across educational and national programmes.

His role covers a wide range of areas including overseeing all schools cricket, the incredible National Programmes of All Stars and Dynamos, Chance To Shine Schools and Street programmes along with being the key lead for Adult league Cricket. Chris also manages the Workforce Development Officer, as a highly competent coaching workforce is so integral to the work areas that he leads on. In his time the GCB have won awards that he had led on, including Chance to Shine County of the Year and Street Chance Project of the Year.

As a local Bristolian, Chris is a Bristol City fan, who enjoys all sports. Chris is married, has two beautiful daughters, plays local cricket and enjoys a good hack at golf.