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Wells Cathedral School has been named home to one of the 10 most picturesque cricket grounds in Britain.

The list, compiled by Chief Cricket Writer Scyld Berry, was recently published in The Telegraph. The 10 are a personal choice of his and currently not used for first-class cricket, which makes Arundel, Cheltenham, Chesterfield and Worcester ineligible.

The School’s Estates team take great pride in ensuring the Wells ground is maintained at a high standard and even visited Lord’s Cricket Ground, also known as the Home of Cricket, to learn about groundskeeping techniques from the Head Groundsman.

Tom Webley, the School’s Director of Sport who is a former professional cricketer for Somerset County Cricket Club, said, “I’m absolutely delighted to receive this recognition by The Telegraph. To be considered in the top 10 most picturesque cricket grounds in Britain is wonderful, especially considering there are several thousands grounds!

“This is a testament to how special our school cricket ground is, and how incredible our Estates team is to achieve such perfection. It truly is a special place and we’re delighted to share it with everyone who visits us.”

Buoyed by the news, the school’s resident cricketers are now warming up ahead of the season beginning in April with excitement growing for a tour to Barbados next year.