KES has a strong sporting heritage with sport occupying an important position in the life of the school. All pupils are encouraged to take advantage of the curricular and co-curricular opportunities which are available to them.
14 school cricket teams actively participate in Regional inter-school competition and a girls’ team competes locally. Cricket is played at the picturesque Bathampton grounds which is home to two squares, an artificial turf match wicket and practice nets.
S&C Slatter has built a new 34.1m x 15.63m four lane cricket coaching and practice facility at the grounds. The playing surface is the ECB-approved Notts Sport NottsBase® D System extended with VHAF NottsSward artificial grass to create a fully synthetic area of 532m2.
The ECB-recommended 4m high cage and netting structure features internally hung independent tunnel nets to each lane with a tensionable line-wire system. Batting blinkers, white netting behind the batsmen for better sighting of straight drives and an anti-vermin protection skirt complete the specification.