Summer Cricket Camp 2016

Age Groups: 6-8yrs 8-11yrs 11-14yrs & 14-17yrs

Camp Dates

Week 1: Monday 18th to Friday 22nd July 2016 - Venue: Leicester Grammar School

Week 2: Monday 25th to Friday 29th July 2016 - Venue: Leicester Grammar School

Week 3: Monday 1st to Friday 5th August 2016 - Venue: Leicester Grammar School

• Venue Leicester Grammar School
• Indoor & Outdoor facilities
• Astro & Turf Nets & pitches
• Guest Coaches
• Overseas players joining the camp
• Elite training
• Matches

Camp times: 10am — 4pm. For parents’ convenience drop off available from 8am and late pick up to 5:15pm at no extra cost. Speak to a member of staff for details.

Fee: £25 per day or £22.50 per day for 3 days or more booked in the same week.

Booking: Please call or email to book your place or alternatively complete the registration form and send it to us with full payment at: City Cricket Academy, 8 Commercial Square, Freemens Common, Leicester, LE2 7SR. The fees are payable by cash, card or cheque. Please make cheques payable to City Cricket Academy. We accept all major credit and debit cards.

What you will need to bring/wear: Cricket kit (some equipment available to borrow), Full cricket whites (No replica or non- white cricket shirts) with trainers, cap/sunhat, sunscreen, a healthy packed lunch and a drinks bottle. There will be drinks and refreshments available to buy.

During our camps training includes: Fitness for cricket, fielding drills, skills sessions, one-to-one coaching, net practice, game situations and much more. Cricketers of all experiences are welcome including beginners.

Our programme is conducted and supervised by English Cricket Board qualified coaches, current and former first class cricketers. All staff are D.B.S checked.


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Last-ball drama in MPL Finals Day

The final of a Leicestershire under 10s cricket tournament was wrapped up in sensational style with the competition being decided on the last ball.

A total of 32 youngsters took part in the 8th outdoor Mini Premier League, which took place on Sunday, June 19th and 26th, at Hinckley Cricket Club’s ground and was organised by City Cricket Academy.

Man of the match and skipper Zubin Bandi hit the winning runs to see his team, CCA Outlaws, secure the title against CCA Lions in a two-wicket victory.

Even the play-offs went to the last ball with four needed, CCA Sharks all-rounder Darius hit a boundary to take his team home against CCA Heats by one wicket.

Don Bhagawati, Director of CCA, said: “Overall there was fantastic cricket played by all the youngsters over two weekends.

“The Mini Premier League is the only hard ball league for under 9 and 10s in Leicestershire, possibly in the UK, and once again, in its 8th year, the tournament has proved popular and successful.” 

The best batsman of the contest was Prem Damani, best bowler went to Keshav Sthanakiya and Thomas Scott was the best fielder.

Indian tourists triumph in tournament

An Indian touring team visited a Leicestershire cricket academy last week to compete in a prestigious tournament.

St Xavier’s Collegiate School from Calcutta flew over to play against youngsters from across the county as part of the Goodwill Cricket Tournament 2016.

The tournament was organised by City Cricket Academy (CCA), with the visitors lifting the trophy as a result of their “brilliant team spirit”.

Don Bhagawati, director of CCA, based in Freemans Common, Leicester, said: “We have excellent international relations and this tournament was a demonstration of this.

“St Xavier’s School showed some brilliant team spirit in the final and that really helped them to win the very competitive match.

“As well as inviting touring teams over, we regularly send some of most talented youngsters off to Dubai to enhance their ability at the ICC Cricket Academy, Dubai.

“It’s important to have touring teams come over, it helps young English cricketers improve their game against a different style of play.”

St Xavier’s Collegiate School has a strong cricketing heritage, with ex Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly a former pupil.

The tourists played against a team representing the academy and a selection of talented cricketers from schools.

All three teams played each other once in a league format before the top two progressed to the final.

CCA managed won both of their league matches, while St Xavier’s School managed to beat the Schools XI to put them into the final. 

St Xavier’s accumulated 158-8 in their stipulated 35 overs thanks to notable contributions from Mridul Sureka and Rik Sengupta. The hosts were bowled out for 144 with just one over left to play. The game was closer than the scores suggest.

Precision bowling from Archit Agarwal helped secure glory, as he picked up 3-16 from just four overs and won the man-of-the-match award. 

For CCA, Micael Javed picked up two wickets for 16 Runs, Kamran Jussab bowled well for his two wickets giving away only 14 runs and Skipper James Smallman also took two wickets for 30 runs.

Archit was awarded Man of the Match for the final and the tournament’s Best Bowler, while Connor Sherrad picked up Best Fielder and Albert Horae was Best Batsman.

Medals were presented by former Leicestershire cricketers Carl Crowe and Laurie Potter.