About City Cricket Academy

An established cricket centre with strong local and international connections

The City Academy was established by former first class cricketer, Don Bhagawati in 2006, the Freeman's Common premises being opened by former England skipper, Mike Gatting in 2008.

Since then we have continued to develop our cricketing links and credentials, giving us an enviable reputation in cricket coaching in the UK and abroad:

  • Our partnership with Hinckley Town Cricket Club and Leicester Grammar School allows us to benefit from the magnificent ground and playing facilities
  • Leicestershire County Cricket Club uses CCA extensively for their own training, as part of the good working relationship we have with them
  • The academy's strong cricketing links with Test playing nations give younger players access to exciting opportunities to develop their skills in different cultures via International Tours to, for example, India and Dubai
  • We have teams competing in the Leicestershire Youth Leagues during the summer season, as well as running senior teams at Hinckley Town Cricket Club
  • We are fortunate to have former England cricketer, Paul Nixon, as a guest coach and advisor to the academy, bringing his uniquely innovative ideas and coaching tips to the coaching team

Underpinning all of the above is the CCA team's passion and love for the game, and the genuine desire to encourage this in every single individual that comes here, by helping them be the best that they can be, whatever their potential and experience.

"Being part of CCA puts promising cricketers on the map in terms of county and district honours due to the great number of links the academy has"

Zain Rizvi, (young player)

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