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Historic Feat for King Edward’s Cricketer

28th June 2021

Miss Matilda Callaghan, a King Edward’s Cricketing Sports Graduate became the first female in Surrey to take part in the Men’s Premier League with 1/22 off 6 overs. Her success was recognised and applauded by BBC Radio Surrey in an interview on Tuesday 22nd June.

Growing up playing cricket with her father, it was in her blood and as a natural player, Matilda joined the Dorset Women’s team at the age of 11. Winning a sports scholarship to Bryanston School in Blandford, Dorset, Matilda spent her school holidays at the England Summer Camps.

On leaving school, she went on to study Sports Science at Loughborough University in the Midlands and has played in matches for the world-renowned the Marylebone Cricket Club as a probationer which, understandably, is something she is very proud of.

Moving to Surrey and King Edward’s, Matilda joined Cranleigh Cricket Club which traditionally, is made up of male players. They were very welcoming, and Matilda is now a regular member of the team. The Club has recently expanded its membership and now has a thriving girls team ranging through all ages.

Sadly, Matilda is leaving at the end of the Summer Term to start a new and exciting position as Head of Cricket at New Hall School in Chelmsford. We wish her the best of luck and look forward to hearing about her future successes. She will certainly be missed by both the pupils and the staff.

Matilda commented, “I have really enjoyed my time at King Edward’s, it’s been great to meet and work with so many aspiring cricketers. While I’m sad to be leaving, I am looking forward to the challenges and adventures ahead.”

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