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.

​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 skillful 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.

 

As a player, Peter had a 20 year career with Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Essex and England. During that time, as a spin bowler he took over 1,000 wickets in First XI County Cricket. On 51 occasions he took 5 wickets in an Innings and had nine 10 wicket bags. In his 11 Test Matches he took 37 wickets including two 5 wicket hauls with a Test Match best of 6 for 67 on debut verses Australia at Old Trafford.

Domestic highlights included winning 2 County Championships with Essex and appearing in 3 show piece Lords Cup Finals, winning both the Nat West Trophy and the Benson and Hedges Cup. He has a career best in First Class Cricket of 8 for 93 and a match best analysis of 13 for 213. Other notable achievements with the ball include holding the record for the most number of overs bowled in an innings by a bowler in the history of the County Championship finishing with bowling figures of 86 overs 49 maidens 94 runs & 4 wickets.

Since leaving the game as a player, Peter has worked in numerous roles straddling both sport and business. For the past 10 years he was National Lead Spin Bowling Coach with responsibility to develop International Spin Bowlers, put in place programmes that support this development, as well as leading coach education and research into the art of spin bowling. Over recent years worked closely with the likes of Monty Panesar, Graeme Swann, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Jack Leach, Matthew Parkinson, Zafar Ansari, Mason Crane and Dominic Bess, whilst also supporting England Under 19, England Lions and County Spin Bowlers. During this time he has accrued a wealth of knowledge, which he brings to all his coaching together with a passion for spin bowling. This cutting edge research and coaching experience will form the basis of the Academy Programme. To gain a greater understanding of Peter’s Coaching credentials why not visit https://www.petersuchcoaching.co.uk/testimonials

PETER SUCH | THE SPIN ACADEMY | DEVELOPING THE NATION'S SPINNERS