Young cricketers

Two scholarships a year are to be awarded by Tonbridge School, Kent, to help perpetuate the memory of its most famous sporting pupil, Colin Cowdrey. The cricketer was made a life peer in 1997 and took the title Lord Cowdrey of Tonbridge. He died in 2000 aged 69. The scholarships will be worth 20 per cent of the school fee, which at present are pound;17,874 a year for boarders and pound;12,630 for day pupils. The scholarships will be awarded for entry to the school at the age of 13 to "boys of character and integrity who display both sporting ability and sportsmanship". Lord Cowdrey was at Tonbridge School from 1946-1951. He became head boy as well as captain of cricket. While at the school he started playing for Kent, which he captained from 1957 to 1971. He played for England in 114 matches and was captain 23 times. He scored 22 test centuries and 107 centuries in first class cricket.

Further information from Tim Devlin, Tonbridge School press officer, on 01580 893176.

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