PAC is a school with a unique record in cricket.
The Prince Alfred College 2017 United Kingdom Cricket Tour departed for London on Thursday 22 June 2017 and returned to Adelaide on Friday 14 July 2017.
17 of Prince Alfred College’s top performing cricketers and 4 support staff, participated in what was a unique opportunity. Our travelling sportsmen honoured associations held with other UK schools in the tradition of Cricket. The PAC team played scheduled cricket matches against some of Englands top performing schools and toured many of England’s infamous tourist attractions. The Team toured and played cricket in London, Eltham, Framlingham, Norwich, Birmingham, Worcester, Felsted, Gresham’s, Wellingborough and Leicestershire. Playing 12 games, PAC won 7, lost 3 and 2 games were washed out.
Headmaster Bradley Fenner shares comments in his message to the program;
“The opportunity to tour another country whilst still at school is a very special one. To do so as part of a school sporting team adds another valuable dimension to this experience. I am very grateful to our cricket staff – Rob Colaiacovo, Russell Thompson, Gary Jenkinson and Mark Scott, for organising what is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for our boys. We are also very grateful to the parents of the boys involved, for their role in supporting the tour in a number of respects.
Prince Alfred College is a school with a unique record in cricket, of which we are very proud. Cricket has been played at the College since we began in 1869, and we are part of the longest–running, annual cricket fixture in the world with our great rivals, St Peter’s College.
The past year has seen the establishment of the Greg Chappell Cricket Academy at Prince Alfred College, honouring one of our greatest Old Scholars. Greg’s involvement in developing our cricketers and coaches is already having a profound impact on our overall cricket program.
The lessons learnt from a tour such as this go far beyond what happens on the sports field. This is one of the great things about sport: it provides opportunities for individual development and growth, and establishing connections and bonds that enhance and enrich our lives.”
Headmaster, Prince Alfred College.
Greg Chappell, Australian Test Cricket Captain & Prince Alfred College Old Scholar, also provided comments toward the UK Cricket Tour Program;
“This year’s tour of the UK has been a great opportunity for those fortunate enough to go, to learn more about themselves.” “Touring with an open and enquiring mind will ensure that the most is made of the opportunity. England is the home of cricket and it is a wonderful place to play if one is willing to learn and adapt to the different conditions.”
Australian Test Cricket Captain &
Prince Alfred College Old Scholar
“Prince Alfred College and the 2017 England Tour Team would like to thank all the individuals, groups and businesses for their support of the 2017 Cricket Tour of England. Thank you to all those who have kindly donated to the Tour’s fundraising dinner. We would also like to extend a big thank you to all the schools, Headmasters, teachers, students and families in England for looking after our boys while on tour.”