COURSE DATES 3-6 APRIL
FOR AGES 10-15
FULLY RESIDENTIAL – £449
RESERVE LIST ONLY
Our Sedbergh School Cricket Course is one of the country’s leading cricket coaching experiences for boys and girls led by Martin Speight, professional cricket coach and full time coach at Sedbergh School.
Each player is individually supported throughout the course, encouraged to drive their game forward to the very best of their ability, and will receive a detailed personal profile to take away with them to help build on their newly found confidence.
Martin provides quality, hands-on coaching and combines his experience and knowledge of the game with the latest computer technology and video analysis, to develop and fine tune the techniques of cricketers of varying ages and abilities.
His course includes technical, tactical and analytical approaches to the game, as well as specialist coaching for bowlers, batsmen, wicketkeepers and fielding. Martin represented Sussex CCC and Durham CCC playing nearly two hundred matches and scoring over 9,000 first class runs, effecting nearly 300 dismissals and over 5,000 one day runs.
“This course is not just about developing the technical skills of batting, bowling, keeping and fielding. It is also about making decisions and creating positive learning experiences, allowing players to develop their own knowledge and confidence, and helping to build on their enjoyment of the game. I am particularly pleased to be seeing more girls playing cricket every year, and expect this to continue. I want all the players to leave the course inspired to play cricket to the best of their ability, enjoying their successes and appreciating the value of their new learnings.”
Martin is a former English cricketer. He was a right-handed batsman and a wicket-keeper. After his education at Hurstpierpoint College and St Chad’s College, Durham University, he played for Sussex, Wellington and Durham in first-class cricket, before capping off a 17-year career with Northumberland.
He joined Sussex in 1986, playing two Youth Test matches the following calendar year, against Sri Lanka Young Cricketers. In July 1987, he participated in his debut Second XI Championship match, in a draw against Hampshire. Participating in the competition six more times over the next six years, he didn’t appear again in the Second XI side until 2000, instead participating in the senior First XI with great frequency. He first played in the 1987 B&H Cup, continuing in that competition for five years, before playing in it for the last time in 1996.
“Martin is an exceptional coach who gives children belief and confidence, children who attend his course will benefit enormously from his advice and guidance.”
“My son had a fantastic time on the course, the coaches, the boys he met and the venue all contributed to the fantastic time he had in Sedbergh, he will be attending again, and very importantly for a 12 year old boy who is passionate about cricket, he learnt things and improved his game.”