The University of Exeter works with Exeter College's Cricket Academy

Up to four hours of coaching and an hour of sport specific conditioning are offered to academy athletes

Cricket academy students participate in a comprehensive training schedule.

Exeter College Cricket Academy

The Exeter College Cricket Academy starts after October half term and runs through until the summer. Players are entitled to up to four hours of cricket coaching and an hour of cricket specific conditioning each week. This is designed to deliver a thorough pre-season period for performers to work on all aspects of their game in preparation for their external cricket during the summer break.


Exeter College is proud to have a close working partnership with the University of Exeter and The Sir Christopher Ondaatje Devon Cricket Centre.

The centre was created to provide cricketing opportunities in Devon for youngsters, adults, talented players, clubs and Devon’s teams as well as the University’s cricket programme.

Cricket Academy students will participate in a comprehensive training schedule which has been designed to improve all attributes of their game. This scheme caters for gifted and talented performers, so applicants must be strong school or county performers or above.

The academy includes:

  • Up to four hours of cricket sessions focussing on all disciplines of the game
  • ECB qualified coaching
  • Access to state-of-the-art-equipment
  • Continued Video Analysis
  • Cricket Specific Conditioning
  • £10 1:1 Coaching Opportunities 
  • Membership to Exeter College Central Fitness


  • BCS Indoor six-a-side comp
  • BCS Outdoor six-a-side comp
  • Three day Tournament held at Topsham
  • Friendly fixtures against other academies/schools Application

Applications should be made to Exeter College with a written statement detailing their current/previous playing status. The academy may also look to hold further trials prior to offering a place on the academy. All students must successfully achieve the necessary entry requirements for a full-time academic or vocational course at the College and be between 16 and 19 years of age. 

All students following a Sports Academy programme will need to be full-time learners enrolled on a vocational or academic course at Exeter College. There are Sports Academy fees which are paid annually and are varied dependent upon which academy is selected.

For further information please contact Chris Wall on 01392 400309