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This is an exciting venture that aims to produce top class cricketers capable of playing at County and International level. Rishworth School already has an excellent sporting tradition, fielding teams in over ten different sports and has helped to produce some top class athletes.


The Rishworth School Cricket Academy is run in association with specialist coaches and the Cricket Asylum which is a specialist innovative cricket coaching facility based in Sowerby Bridge.

What is included in the Academy Programme?

  • The chance to work on a weekly basis with specialist coaches, both at school and in the nets at the Cricket Asylum
  • The chance to access the Cricket Asylum’s ‘Pitchvision’ advanced digital coaching technology that supports coaching through video analytics
  • Coaching within small groups of talented cricketers allowing them the opportunity to develop in a competitive but supportive environment
  • A personalised fitness programme: members of the Academy will be integrated (age appropriately) into the School’s Talented Athlete Development Programme which looks to develop knowledge and awareness of strength and conditioning, diet and mental preparation
  • The opportunity to play in the Cricket Asylum’s representative side that compete against County junior sides and receive generous discounts on cricket kit and equipment.


Unlike other Independent School Cricket Programmes, our Academy works with a young player’s club side giving them the guidance and support needed for them to progress through representative and senior grade cricket.


Players within the programme have had considerable success within the sport and currently represent at county and regional level.