About Us

About Us

An established cricket centre with strong local and international connections

The City Cricket Academy (CCA) 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 City Cricket Academy (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 regularly have former Test cricketers as guest coaches and advisors to the academy, bringing insightful ideas and coaching tips to the coaching team

Underpinning all of the above is the City Cricket Academy (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.

Events

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Master Class Sessions with Carl Crowe

International Spin & T20 coach Carl Crowe Tuesday 18th December 2018 5pm to 6:45pm – 11yrs to 15yrs ...[...]

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Christmas & New Year Camp

Age groups: 5-7yrs 8-11yrs 12-14yrs 14yrs-16yrs Week 1: Monday 17th to Friday 21st December 2018 Wee...[...]

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Weekend Group Sessions

Improve your game, develop fitness, make new friends, and receive expert coaching. These popular two...[...]