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Training and playing in a different country in unfamiliar conditions not only develops cricketing skills but it also enriches the life of a young cricketer. We believe it is very positive for cricketers to experience different conditions, environments and cultures as part of their progression and development.

Matthew Hoggard MBE has teamed up with the City Cricket Academy to create Matthew Hoggard Cricket, offering international tours as well as masterclasses and coaching.

DSC_0337The tours are open to all ages and abilities. They take place over the winter or early spring to prepare players for the cricket season and will normally be for a period of up to 12 days or more. We also welcome the opportunity to organise bespoke tours for clubs, schools or groups, bringing an experience of a lifetime.

Our tours are made possible by our links with various leading academies and institutions in Test-playing nations.

One of our main venues is Dubai’s ICC Cricket Academy described as the world’s leading cricket development, performance and education institution.

The facilities at the ICC Academy are state-of-the-art and purpose built with every element designed to enable each player to maximise their performance. Whether an international superstar or a young player starting out in the game, the ICC Academy presents a unique environment to play, train and learn.

ICC Academy has world-class indoor and outdoor facilities, designed to support numerous, games, training sessions or events at any given time, including:

  • Two full-size floodlit cricket ovals both accredited by ICC for T20 and One Day Internationals
  • A huge outdoor practice area
  • An air-conditioning Pavilion with four fully equipped changing rooms incorporating player and spectator seating
  • Six indoor practice pitches – two spin-friendly nets, two pace-friendly nets and two batting-friendly nets with full run ups
  • Hawk-Eye tracking and video analysis system including high speed cameras
  • State-of-the-art bowling machines

As well as Dubai, other touring destinations will include India, South Africa, Sri Lanka and more. Our overseas tours have been successful in the past and we are now in a position to deliver an even more enhanced international cricketing experience to the next generation of cricketers. Please contact us to find out more.

For more information, email: info@hoggycricket.co.uk.