Teacher Selected for Prestigious International Cricket Tour
5th December 2013

A teacher from a Chelmsford school has been selected to travel to Singapore and Malaysia with the prestigious MCC (Marlebone Cricket Club).  Former Essex County Cricketer, Gareth James, is now Head of Cricket at New Hall School, a leading independent boarding and day school in Chelmsford and will travel with the team in February.

As well as their role of governing cricket in this country, the MCC plays more matches than any other cricket club – around 480 in the UK, and between 20 and 30 as part of its overseas touring programme which aims to develop cricket abroad.

During the Singapore and Malaysia tour, Gareth will join the team in teaching and running coaching workshops within poorer areas of the country, along with playing against the national side and promoting the game of cricket.

On his selection to the tour, Gareth James said: “I count this as an honour both for me as a cricketer and for New Hall School, as recognition for our cricketing excellence. I am looking forward to gaining some unique experiences which I can bring back and share with our boys and girls at New Hall.”


Gareth James is available to interview.  Please contact Tom Warmington on 01245 467 588 or email:



·       New Hall School is a leading Catholic independent boarding & day school for boys and girls aged 3-18.

·       Founded in 1642, New Hall School, Chelmsford, is the oldest Catholic school in England that has always taken girls. Following the establishment of its new charitable status as New Hall School Trust in 2005, in a pioneering move the former convent school opened its doors to senior boys.

·       New Hall School are proud of their academic achievements. This year students achieved 100% success rate in GCSE and A Level Examinations.

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