Middlesex Schools Cricket aim is to help bridge the gap between club and county cricket by giving playing opportunities and access to county level programmes for training and support from International elite coaches.
Our Venue for the trials and indoor programme is The Green School for Boys, Twickenham Road, Isleworth TW7 6AU.
The programme is aimed at players who are not in county age group squads from Middlesex and surrounding counties (The only exceptions are for players who have been with us before making it into county age group cricket, or identified through our skills coaching partner Elite Cricket Performance Academy training programmes - www.elitecricketpa.com).
The programme will aid to support players in their: tactical, mental, strength and conditioning development and help them develop leadership skill through cricket. With a match programme that includes 40-50 over cricket, 2 day fixtures, domestic tours to face various counties for 3-5 days of cricket and international tours, we feel that our programme helps players develop the skills that 121 skills coaches are missing in their sessions. Our programme also helps parents understand their role and importance in their childs journey and will help through our mental wellbeing programme guide parents on the types of constructive conversations we can have with our players.
Players will having gone through this programme feel more confident about what counties are looking for and feel less nervous in the key games that lead upto their selection having had experience of playing at that level.
Our programme has seen players who were not in County Age Group squads making it into the CAG squads and even onto county EPP/Academy programmes in their first year of county cricket. We have numerous players who have represented International youths and some have made their International mens debuts for various nations.
Middlesex Schools Cricket is not part of S.C.A.M. (Schools Cricket Association of Middlesex). S.C.A.M. co-ordinate and manage the Middlesex county schools tournament and are run by Middlesex County Cricket Club.
Middlesex Schools Cricket run free schools sessions for state schools in various boroughs to get more state school children into cricket and helping PE Teachers with their session plans and with the GCSE programmes for PE with cricket as a students option. Teachers of the schools that we visit are given session plans, drills and invited to attend Masterclass sessions to learn more about the sport all free of charge to support state schools delivery of cricket.
We have a School Leadership through Cricket programme which is run with the assistance of the Eshaki Foundation to develop leadership skills through cricket in State Schools.