About

City Cricket Academy is 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 Leicester Grammar School and University of Leicester 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.
  • 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.

Our partnership with Leicester Grammar School and University of Leicester 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.

Player and parent reviews

“Excellent training facility, the passionate coaches and their expertise is worth every penny. Incredible organisation and skill based training drills are top draw. My son has trained for 12 weeks and loved every session. Thanks a lot!”

William Clow

“Brilliant facilities with excellent coaches. I'm confident that you won't get better anywhere else in the country! If you want your child to improve their cricketing skills and at the same time understand the importance of sportsmanship (whilst all the time having fun) then this is the place for you. ”

Deborah Haldane

“Brilliant facility. All the space you need and superb coaches on hand to help you work on your game. If it's good enough for Saeed Ajmal it's plenty good enough for me!”

Daniel Owens

“Don, and the team are first class. They are insightful, well organised and excellent in both facilities and coaching. Their overseas tours to India are brilliant in terms of cricket, coaching and culture. i cannot recommend them highly enough.”

Gary Broome

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.

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.

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