CRICKET ACADEMY

Former Essex county cricketer Graham Napier established the Graham Napier Cricket Academy in September 2016 after a 19-year first-class career with the county. The Academy based at the School is a high profile centre of cricketing excellence with the focus on developing young cricketers to fulfil their potential as well as promoting participation amongst girls and boys at all levels and ages.


GNCA Cricket Courses

As well as coaching pupils at RHS during term time, Graham runs various courses and masterclasses during the holidays that are open to the public as well as pupils who want to refine their skills or keep busy over the break.

The courses will run in the newly refurbished gym using the excellent cricket facilities at RHS. Places are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis so you are advised to book early.

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BOLA TrueMan Simulator

Staying at the cutting edge of training technology is important to us and we are the first school in the country to have a TrueMan BOLA bowling machine. The TrueMan displays a high-contrast LED animation of a bowler on the front of the Bowling Machine which synchronises exactly with release of the ball.

The bowler animations are produced by artwork made from real life video footage and so an extensive library of actions and styles of bowling can be built up with any player's action being able to be reproduced.




Christmas Cricket Courses 2017

COURSE 1: ONE TO ONE SESSION WITH VIDEO ANALYSIS OF TECHNIQUE £60

Intermediate to advanced players – Wednesday 20 December
(7 spaces available from 09:30-13:00 and 13:45-15:15)

For all intermediate to advanced cricketers, working on either batting or bowling skills of your choice. Each session will last 45 minutes.

You will need to bring appropriate sports clothing and indoor footwear. Cricket whites can be worn but are not essential.

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COURSE 2: BATTING WORKSHOP FOR ADVANCED PLAYERS £70

School years 6, 7, 8 and 9 – Thursday 21 December 09:00-12:00
(9 spaces available)

For advanced cricketers working on batting skills and techniques such as:

  • Pull and hook shot
  • Using feet to spin
  • Power hitting
  • Running between the wickets
  • You will need to bring appropriate sports clothing and indoor footwear. Cricket whites can be worn but are not essential.

    COURSE 3: BOWLING WORKSHOP FOR INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED PLAYERS £60

    Intermediate to advanced players, all age groups – Thursday 21 December 13:00-15:00
    (10 spaces available)

    Focussing on the following elements of bowling:

  • Fitness
  • Alignment
  • Wrist presentation
  • Skills: spins, swing seam and slower balls
  • You will need to bring appropriate sports clothing and indoor footwear. Cricket whites can be worn but are not essential.



    Cricket Academy
    01473 326204
    GNCA@royalhospitalschool.org