Academy Start with Imposing performance

The Twenty20 Academy opened their junior indoor league fixtures last week with an emphatic win against Epsom CC. having lost the toss and been asked to field first the Twenty20 couldn’t have asked for a better start having Epsom 1-2 at the end of the first over, one wicket from a smart piece of fielding from captain Tiam Afar, the other a beautiful piece of owing from Sam Felton-Smith to dislodge the off bail. Economical bowling from Scott Hooton keep up the pressure on the Epsom batters, allowing the leg spin on Nithinjun Kumar to pick up three wickets at the other end. A final run-out ended the Epsom innings at 49 from 8 overs. The Twenty20 response started steadily, but a close run-o

Are Twenty20 Cricket coaching at your child’s school?

The return of the school year saw the return of Twenty20 Crickets commitment to school cricket with the continuation of our Primary School Cricket Academies (PSAs). A programme that this years has 19 Academies across 17 schools in Surrey and south London working in partnership with 9 local cricket clubs. The PSAs are based around 5 key aims: • To produce better equipped, more experienced senior school cricketers • Increase migration to local cricket clubs - all pupils taking part will be introduced to their local club • Improve legacy of cricket at schools - teachers are encouraged to join • Encourage earlier hard ball cricket through local tournaments • To help more school children progres

Twenty20 Academy Starlet Graduates to Surrey

Following a year of constant development, Twenty20 Academy member Aarush Gupta has this week made the step up to join the Surrey U10s. Aarush was first spotted by Twenty20 while we were coaching at his club, Weybridge. He signed up to spend the winter taking part in our Saturday small group nets at Shrewsbury House School and quickly become a member of our Academy programme. With the mixture of skills and tactical awareness developed in the Academy every other weekend through the winter - and the opportunity to practice and play weekly on Saturdays – his ability rapidly developed. This progression saw him return to his club being asked to play a year group up (U10 as an U9) and resulted in

Good enough? Old enough!

Does your club advance players an age group if they are good enough? Are your under 13s and above playing regular weekend adult cricket? Do players in your squad regularly reach their retirement target batting and/or destroy teams with the ball in junior league games? If so, then this would strongly suggest they aren't being sufficiently stretched and their talent may be being held back. At one of our partner clubs this summer we took the decision to promote a player from his age group to the one above based on his ability. We're pleased to say that in the last week he made the Surrey District squad for the first time. Much of this must go down to the sheer effort and ability of the boy con

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