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TRIALS – National Fast Bowling Academy

Welcome to the trial page for the National Fast Bowling Academy, launching in October 2018 at Herts & Essex Cricket Centre in Hertfordshire. (To read more about the NFBA click here)

Below you will find 7 venues and dates for the NFBA trials. The Academy is open age, male & female and open standard. There are no limits on age. That’s because we are looking for fast bowlers to showcase their talent and potential. Potential is important.  We have limited scholarships that can be offered to the best prospects, talent & potential, we discover. We have part and full scholarships available.  We also want to find hidden gems, undiscovered talent and genuine future prospects. If you think you have something to offer, get to a venue listed below.

You will be invited to bowl for around an hour, to give you the BEST chance of proving yourself. In that time, the coaches will come and chat to you as well as observe and give you some tips. The trials are being run by International coaches Ian Pont & Catherine Dalton. You will have a speed check, too. Every bowler will be assessed. You will get every chance to be seen and display what you’ve got. It’s a very hands-on trial you don’t want to miss!

Simply click on the venue you prefer below and complete your details. When you have booked your place, we will send you a registration form to complete and a time to attend.

We are anticipating large numbers, so please book early.

We look forward to seeing you.

Please book ANY venue you wish to attend. We have suggested venues dependent upon your location. But choose the one you want.

VENUES & DATES – Book by hovering over then clicking on the venues below. BOOK NOW

Wednesday 1st August, Surrey Indoor Cricket Centre, Guildford, SURREY GU1 1XX 

Covers: Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Middlesex


Friday 3rd August, Writtle Indoor Cricket Centre, Chelmsford, ESSEX CM1 3ET 

Covers: Cambs, Suffolk, Essex, Herts, Middlesex, Kent


Wednesday 8th August: Total Cricket, Manchester, LANCASHIRE OL7 0RE 

Covers: Lancs, Cheshire, Cumbria, Staffs, Derbys, N. Wales, Yorks, I.O.M


Tuesday 14th August: South Northumberland CC, Newcastle, TYNE & WEAR NE3 1LU

Covers: Durham, Tyne & Wear, Northumberland, Cumberland, Yorkshire, N. Lincs, South Scotland


Wednesday 15th August: City Cricket Academy, Leicester , LEICESTERSHIRE LE2 7SR

Covers: Leics, Notts, Northants, Norfolk, Midlands, Beds, Lincs, Rutland, Midlands


Wednesday 22nd August Eversley Indoor Cricket Centre, Hook, BERKSHIRE  RG27 0NS

Covers: Hampshire, Berkshire, Bucks, Wilts, Somerset, S. Wales, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Glos, Glamorgan, I.O.W., Oxon, Middx, Surrey


Thursday 30th August: Edgbaston, Birmingham, WARWICKSHIRE B12 9QA

Covers: Worcs, Warks, Herefordshire, Northants, Derbys, Shrops, Midlands, Oxon, Beds


If you have any queries email us