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The Cricket Academy

The Cricket Academy is open to all students (male and female) on a full-time course, including BTEC qualifications, A-levels, higher national diplomas and degree courses.

We run a player-centred programme that aims to help students develop both as cricketers and as young people.

The Academy typically trains three times a week with head coach Luke Sellers and also has access to strength and conditioning and physiotherapy support. There is no prescribed minimum level of playing experience required – we welcome anyone who is committed to personal improvement.

The Cricket Academy has close links with Gloucestershire Cricket and is committed to helping provide players with opportunities to play at a higher level wherever possible.

Matches take place from April against a range of opposition, including leading public schools and the MCC. The programme includes both friendly and competitive opportunities.

Candidates must also be over 16 from the start date of their chosen course. For more information, please contact the head coach at [email protected]

Notable Players

The Cricket Academy at SGS College has produced a number of professional cricketers including current Gloucestershire captain Chris Dent and England Lions batsman/wicketkeeper James Bracey.

James and off-spinner George Drissell became the most recent Academy graduate to sign professional contracts with Gloucestershire in 2018. James’ performances across all formats saw him called up for the England Lions in 2019 and subsequently selected for their tour of Australia in 2020.

Chris attended SGS between 2007 and 2009 has gone on to score more than 11,000 runs for his home-town club across all formats. He led Gloucestershire to promotion to the 1st Division of the County Championship in 2019 and was part of the side that won the 2015 Royal London One-Day Cup. He previously represented England at Under 19 level.

Warwickshire seamer Craig Miles was a member of the SGS Cricket Academy between 2010 and 2012, making his first-class debut for Gloucestershire while still a student here. He has played more than 100 games as a professional across all formats and was also part of Gloucestershire’s 2015 cup-winning team.

The current SGS Cricket Academy squad includes Western Storm and England Women’s Academy wicket-keeper Natasha Wraith.

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