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.
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.
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.