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About the programme

​The Spin Academy focuses on developing the Nations Spin Bowlers by leveraging on Worlds Best Practice and is led by former International Spin Bowler and Coach, Peter Such

There are few people as passionate and knowledgeable about the magical art of spin bowling as Peter.

Whilst face to face contact time will be during the winter months, this isn’t just a winter training programme. There will be regular opportunities to stay in contact throughout the year, with feedback given on any footage submitted. 

Regular catch ups on a closed social media platform will also be included so as to keep updated on progress during the summer.


Membership of the Academy is a 12 month experience.

Through a blended approach we will look to help you to become the best spin bowling version of yourself. To do this we will

  • Look at developing your technique so as to deliver spin consistently

  • Help you to become tactically ‘more savvy’ so as to make best use of your talents in both red ball and white ball competition

  • Work on your craft and explore variations to help you become more skilful as a bowler

  • Look at the mental attributes needed to succeed as a spin bowler including that of being a resilient independent self-starter

  • Train in a way that develops the movement patterns that support spin and a consistent action

Whilst working on themes that all quality spin bowlers apply to their games, spinners on the Academy will have individual work on’s captured on a Personal Development Plan. Progress will be tracked as they progress through the Academy Programme, receiving support from both Peter and a number of support coaches and specialists. 

The Spin Academy will be headed up by former International Spin Bowler and Coach, Peter Such.

Click here to learn more about Peter's career.

The Programme consists of 10 full day (5 hour sessions) during which time we will immerse ourselves in the art of spin bowling exploring themes designed to impact positively on performance. These sessions will be spaced out over the winter months with time in between allowing for take away work to be completed and any changes to embed themselves. Sessions will be at the weekend or during school holidays on the following dates:

- 26th & 27th October 2020 (half term)

- 14th November 2020

- 12th December 2020

- 21st December 2020

- 2nd January 2021

- 6th February 2021

- 15th & 16th February 2021 (half term)

-  6th March 2021

The Academy is based at the Hertfordshire and Essex Cricket Centre (HECC), a purpose built Cricket Centre conveniently located close to the M25, M11 & Stansted Airport. The HECC has facilities that are second only to those of the National Cricket Performance Centre at Loughborough University. Places are limited, you will need to be available for the dates above and be able to travel the HECC for the face to face sessions.


The full cost of the Programme is £1,600 however we are offering an Early bird discount of 10%. To take advantage of this offer, book before 31st July 2020. Scholarships are also available. In addition to the value of the coaching sessions and remote contact / support, you will receive a branded full training package supplied by the Spin Academy.

Places are limited and the original intention was to conduct a series of trials before selecting the group, sadly given the restrictions imposed by the current Covid19 situation we are unlikely to be in a position to follow through on this.

Consequently, we are asking that you send us some recent footage of you bowling, we can then get back to you with our thoughts. Apply now