Trinity Academy, Craighall Avenue, Edinburgh, EH6 4RT

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Trinity Academy has a long tradition of cricket in school, team reports date back to the 1930’s. There was also a thriving FP club which amalgamated with Drummond in the 1990’s and still play at Inverleith Park.

In 1992, after a break of a number of years, the school began fielding teams from S1 to S3 (SQA exams and exam leave make it very difficult to put out senior sides in the summer term) and now Trinity Academy is the only state school in Edinburgh which still plays regular competitive matches against other schools.

When Bangholm was redeveloped it was feared that the cricket wicket would be lost but after receiving support from the Sports Unit in the Council, an artificial pitch was laid alongside the traditional grass square. In addition two permanent nets were constructed for practice purposes.

The club has grown from previously fielding one team of S1-S3s to now putting out three teams, an S1 team, an S2 team and a girl’s team (S1-2).

The club practise on a Wednesday after school through the summer term, new players are always welcome.

Many boys have gone on to play a high standard of cricket both at school and adult level, however our most successful player is Mark Watt who won his first Scottish U19 Cap in 2012 when in S5 and has gone on to be a member of the full Scottish squad. In 2011 Mark achieved the distinction of matching Don Bradman when he averaged 99 (albeit that Bradman’s was a test average scored over 52 matches and Mark’s was over 6!).

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