The Cricket Academy gives players the chance to play competitively whilst making new friends.

The Academy offers players the chance to train (using a range of nets, strength & conditioning sessions, therapy and training), earn entry to the winter indoor cricket league and both the AoC indoor and outdoor competitions.

Director of Cricket, Andrew Maguire, has coached the Academy to 3 consecutive top 5 finishes at the AoC National Indoor Championships alongside capturing numerous regional titles both indoor and outdoor.

FAQs

We’re pleased you asked! Our cricket academy have finished top 5 at the last three AOC National Indoor Championships (tied 5th in 2018, 5th in 2017 and 4th in 2016). They have also won the AOC North East T20 in both 2017 and 2015, were the AOC Northern England T20 runners up in 2017 and the North East Indoor Champions in 2018, 2017 and 2016.

Pretty impressive, we know!

  • Alex Smith – Durham Under 17’s
  • Bilal Baig – Durham Academy
  • Helen Fenby  - England Women Academy
  • Dom Leech – England Young Lions
  • Lachie Kennedy – Northern Universities
  • Matthew Brown – North East Premier League
  • Adam Fenby, Nathan Bell, Joe Marsay, Sam Harper and Amr Karim – North Yorkshire Premier League

The academy offers players the chance to train (using a range of nets, strength & conditioning sessions, therapy and training), earn entry to the winter indoor cricket league and both the AoC indoor and outdoor competitions.

The academy train and play in Nike clothing and have access to a Bola Bowling Machine, a sports injuries clinic and multi-functional gym.

Coach bio

Andrew Maguire – Director of Cricket

Course leader for a number of the College’s sports courses, Andrew is also a fully qualified ECB coach and has been coaching the academy for the past 4 years, showcasing outstanding success both regionally and nationally.

Previously, Andrew has worked in both primary and secondary schools delivering cricket coaching sessions to aspiring young cricketers. Andrew has been involved in cricket since a young age captaining the junior set up at Middlesbrough Cricket Club whilst also representing Cleveland Schools and the Lord Taverners.


What our academy students say...

Middlesbrough college cricket academy testimonials

Lachlan Kennedy
L3 Sports Leadership

When it came to looking at the next step after school, Middlesbrough College really stood out to me as a lot of other courses in the area don’t have an academy!

My course is great and I’ve already found that it’s opened doors for me. I’ve learnt so much from my tutors and alongside the Cricket Academy, it’s really helped me to hone in on my career aspirations; to become a coach. Overall, the College is great! The facilities are spot on and it’s handy for walking to town on my breaks.

Middlesbrough College Cricket Sports Academy Testimonial

Alex Smith
L3 Sport and Exercise Science

My course is so interesting! We cover loads of different modules so I’ve been able to gain a wide range of knowledge to help me with the next step. The academy has also been fantastic, and with us regularly training and playing matches, my cricket has massively improved. My goal is to get a cricket scholarship at university, so fingers crossed!

I definitely recommend coming to Middlesbrough College, everything from the facilities to the location stands out – there’s everything you need under one roof!