CRICKET DERBYSHIRE ACADEMY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF DERBY
Established in September 2003, the Cricket Derbyshire Academy in partnership with the University of Derby gives talented young cricketers an unparalleled opportunity to benefit from professional cricket training and education whilst still at school or college.
The Academy aims to make the club self-sufficient in terms of bringing through our own home-grown players and preparing them for a future in the professional game.
WHAT HAPPENS AT THE ACADEMY?
The Academy training season takes place during the winter months; commencing in early November through to April. Each week the Academy players attend sessions to develop their skills through group and individual work.
The Academy syllabus incorporates classroom based tuition including cricket knowledge, the principles of strength & conditioning, nutrition, sports psychology and performance lifestyle training alongside the practical coaching sessions; fielding and in the nets.
Year-round support includes ongoing visits from the Sports Psychologist and Personal Development & Welfare Staff during the summer months.
During the cricket season the Academy play around 20 days of cricket as an Academy side. They attend occasional practice sessions and individual sessions are always available.
|Sunday 17th April||Ticknall||Ticknall CC||Friendly|
|Monday 2nd May||Chesterfield||Queen’s Park, Chesterfield||Twenty20|
|Wednesday 18th May||Leicestershire||Leicester Grammar School||Friendly|
|Wednesday 8th June||Leicestershire||TBC||Friendly|
|Sunday 19th June||England PD||Lullington CC||2x Twenty20s|
|Wed 29th – Thurs 30th June||Warwickshire U19s||Walmley CC||Six Counties Cup|
|Sunday 3rd July||Ticknall||Ticknall CC||Prem Cup|
|Thursday 7th July||The Army||Denby CC||Friendly|
|Thurs 21st – Fri 22nd July||Middlesex U19s||TBC||Six Counties Cup|
|Mon 8th – Tues 9th August||Lancashire U19s||Glossop CC||Six Counties Cup|
|Wednesday 10th August||Staffordshire||Moddershall CC||Friendly|
|Wed 17th – Thurs 18th August||Yorkshire U19s||Treeton CC||Six Counties Cup|
|Wed 31st Aug – Thurs 1st Sept||Durham U19s||Marehay CC||Six Counties Cup|