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How much will it cost?
The academy costs £18 for the half day Junior Academy or £35 for the full day Junior Academy and Senior Academy.
I’ve played cricket before, but I would like to improve. Is the Academy for me?
Yes! We will have expert coaches who will be able to help you with all aspects of your cricket, from fielding through to batting and bowling too.
Does it matter that I’ve never played cricket before?
No! Complete beginners are welcome, as are players who are looking to improve their skills.
What kit should I bring?
We can most of the cricket and protective equipment you will need (you won’t need pads or gloves) but we are unable to provide helmets. You are welcome to bring your own kit if you have it, but please make sure it is labelled as we would hate for it to get lost! If you are taking joining the Senior Academy you will be playing with a hard ball which means we ask boys to bring an abdominal protector (cricket box) with them. We also can’t provide food, so if appropriate participants are expected to bring a pack lunch and a drink to keep them going during the day!
I play for a club that isn’t Oxford Cricket Club, is that a problem?
Not at all! The Oxford CC Cricket Academy is open to all young cricketers, whether you play for Oxford CC, another club or no club at all!
I’m older/younger than than the age range of the Academy, and I want to play cricket. What shall I do?
Unfortunately we couldn’t run the Academy for all ages. At Oxford Cricket Club, we have cricket for boys and girls from U5 to U17. Our youth summer training ends mid-july, so if you would like to join us, see the Oxford CC Youth homepage.
Great, What are your Welfare Policies?
As a Clubmark accredited club, we ensure all our volunteers involved in youth cricket – coaches, team managers, umpires, scorers and helpers – are CRB checked, so that parents can be confident that youngsters are coached and play cricket in a safe environment.
We have specialist male and female coaches and our training/coaching sessions are lead by ECB qualified coaches who hold current First Aid and Child Protection certificates, have insurance, and are members of the ECB Coaches Association.