Former Sussex and Durham County cricketer Martin Speight 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.
Martin will be joined by other qualified cricket coaches. Click here for more details about Martin.
Our Cricket Academies provide an opportunity for youth players to be coached by one of the country’s leading internationals and to gain an understanding of what top level cricket is like and the techniques which are employed. The Academy works on developing these techniques amongst young players to instil best practice and to improve cricketing performance. Our coaches have a breadth of experience to call upon right from top class cricket to youth development and will help to develop every aspect of your game; the technical, tactical, physical and mental.
The senior Cricket Academy (Ages 9 to 16) is tailored towards more experienced cricketers, however cricketers of all abilities are welcome. The academy will focus on the higher technical components of cricket, using the indoor nets including the use of a bowling machine, and outdoor facilities (weather permitting).
Activities will focus on:
If there is a specific area or skill that you would like to gain more knowledge on then please let us know.