Harry Brook, George Hill and Matthew Revis are all excelling in Yorkshire’s first team at the moment, with each being schooled at picturesque Sedbergh.
The Cumbrian school, set in the western dales of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, has a rich cricketing tradition, including being national schools champions in 2017.
When Brook made his T20 international debut against the West Indies in Barbados in January, he was the first England player educated at Sedbergh since 1935 when Norman Mitchell-Innes played one Test against South Africa. Those are the only two so far.
The development of Brook, Hill and Revis, all past Sedbergh captains, owes much to the influence of the school’s director of cricket Martin Speight, who has been in post for the last 12 years.
Speight was also one of the coaches drafted in by Yorkshire to work on an interim basis during the winter.
The former Durham and Sussex wicketkeeper batter spoke to yorkshireccc.com about the development of the batter Brook and all-rounders Hill and Revis.
“As a school, we’re all incredibly proud of them,” said Speight.
“They’re all three lovely, lovely lads who have taken their opportunities with their cricket, but also everything they’ve done.
“They are incredibly genuine young men, and they care about others.
“You talk to our headmaster, Dan Harrison, and we are wanting those sorts of role models who we look up to. And all three fit the bill perfectly.
“They are the kind of people we want to produce because when you talk to them, you’ll automatically go, ‘Where did you go to school? They must have had a great influence on your life’.
“They are perfect advocates of what can come out of a school.”
We are featuring all three players. Having already spoken to Speight about Brook recently, next it is 21-year-old all-rounder Hill, who has played 34 first-team games for Yorkshire since debuting in 2020.