Cricket Academy


Cricket Academy

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Cricket Academy


See below for our up and coming Easter & May Half-Term Cricket Academies!

  • AGES: 7 – 14 
  • TIME: 08:30 – 16:30 (Extended hours 8.30 - 17.30 / £5 charge)
  • PRICES: See individual academies at the bottom of this page.

Join Martin Speight on our 2020 Cricket Academies

Former Sussex and Durham County cricketer, Martin played top-class cricket for 15 years as a right-handed batsman and wicketkeeper in a career that saw him score over 9,000 First Class runs and 5,000 One Day runs. Since retiring, Martin has developed a prestigious coaching career as a level 3 professional coach, with 9 years as Head Coach at South Northumberland CC where he helped to develop arguably one of the best amateur cricket clubs in the country; winning three National Club competitions and in 2010 becoming the first club to reach both National Club Finals. Martin has also coached age-group teams and elite wicketkeepers at Durham CCC, is currently Head Coach at the prestigious Sedbergh School in Yorkshire, and has led his age group teams to nine National Finals days in both the T20 and 40 over formats.

The Academy

The Academy works on developing technique to instil best practice and to improve cricketing performance. Our coaches help to develop each player in the technical, tactical, physical and mental elements of the game.

The Academy will cover the following;

  • Bowling techniques - Spin, Seam and Swing
  • Batting - improving technique and confidence
  • Fielding techniques and practices
  • Wicket Keeping

Our coaching team are happy to help players develop a specific area or skill within which they wish to improve. Please speak to the Lead Coach when signing in on the first day of the Academy.

What to bring

Players need to bring the following each day:

  • training shoes (and cricket spikes if players have them)
  • batting kit (not compulsory, we have kit players can use)
  • ABDO Guard (box)  
  • a packed lunch and snacks
  • water bottle
  • suitable clothing for the weather conditions
  • sun cream


Cricket Academy Cricket Academy with Martin Speight

Abingdon Preparatory School, Frilford

  • Start date: 14/04/2020
  • Price: £149.00
  • Age: 7 - 14 years
  • Days: 3 days

May Half-Term

Cricket Academy Cricket Academy with Martin Speight

Abingdon Preparatory School, Frilford

  • Start date: 26/05/2020
  • Price: £99.00
  • Age: 7 - 14 years
  • Days: 2 days