primary school
partnership scheme


At The Cricket Asylum we believe in delivering fun and inclusive cricket sessions to primary schools. It’s something we’ve done ever since we started in 2012.

Our full time professional coaches deliver a program that has been specifically designed to cater for large class sizes, centres around the pupil’s enjoyment and development, and meets the Key Stage 1 & 2 requirements of the National Curriculum.

It’s a program that has gained plaudits from pupils, schools, parents and cricket clubs across the North of England.

The Benefits of Cricket

Cricket is a unique sport in that it requires participants to work as individuals within a team environment. Behaviour codes are written as part of the rules of the game under the ‘Spirit of Cricket’ and as such it teaches many life skills and can have a positive impact on a child’s all round development.

The sessions were excellent and the children thoroughly enjoyed them. The coach was outstanding, and we will definitely use the service again.

Mike Seager, Carr Green Primary School

Cricket and The
National Curriculum

Our fun packed, inclusive, sessions are delivered on site at your school and focus on teaching children the majority of the fundamental physical skills required by the National Curriculum.

sessions include:



All packages can be tailored to your schools needs and timetable requirements. Our coaches are available to run curriculum time sessions, breakfast clubs, PPA cover, CPD and after school clubs.


Our Coaches are all qualified to a minimum ECB level 2 and have current up to date DBS, 1st Aid and Child Protection certification. In addition, we regularly run in house development and training sessions as well as attending relevant workshops run by crickets governing bodies.


All of our partner schools receive access to lesson plans and online coaching resources (such as iCoach) to enhance the School’s PE delivery year-round.


All pupils involved in the coaching will have the opportunity to develop their cricketing skills and will be directed to suitable friendly local cricket clubs by the coaches and through flyers to take home to parents.

This is the 3rd year I have worked with Scott and The Cricket Asylum (1 year at Ash Green and 2 years at Hamer). The sessions are engaging and exciting for the children and their skill level has increased year upon year. This wouldn’t be possible without such an inspiring coach who has the support of a great organisation

Jenn Booth Hamer Community Primary School


Our pricing is as follows:

Less than 12 hours - £30.00 per hour + vat

12-18 hours - £27.50 per hour + vat

18-30 hours - £25.00 per hour + vat

30 or more hours - £22.50 per hour + vat

All the School children really enjoy these coaching sessions and have all responded very positively – those who are less confident in sport have benefitted from the inclusive nature of the various games and there has been a real sense of team support during the different drills

Andrew Foden, Hursthead Primary School
I shall keep recommending our promising/keen youngsters to travel across to you at Sowerby Bridge. You are a principled, individualistic and ambitious organisation doing fine cricketing work!

Richard Cragg, Bramhall Cricket Club

About The Cricket Asylum

The Cricket Asylum is a state of the art technology lead indoor cricket centre based in Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire.

The facility was the first place in the world to install PitchVision’s performance analysis technology and has since been followed by Lords Cricket Ground in London, The ICC Academy in Dubai and South Africa’s Cricket Centre of Excellence.

Our coaches

Since opening in 2012, The Cricket Asylum have developed a coaching team and programme that has gained plaudits from schools, clubs and parents across the North of England.

Our team of full time, professional cricket coaches deliver sessions that are centred around the pupils enjoyment and development.


Our state of the art indoor centre is also available for school trips

The fun sessions will incorporate some of the most advanced coaching technology available to cricketers anywhere in the world. School trips are priced at £150 per half day + vat and include a coach to child ratio of max 1:16. The session includes classroom time on ‘spirit of cricket’ and growth mindset .

My first time taking my boy to The Cricket Asylum. Great setting, amazing coaches and awesome facilities. Matt was welcoming and we had a brilliant, chilled trials session. Well worth a visit!

Val Ganner (Parent)

For more information or to book please contact:

Matt Dawson - Head Coach - via email
or call on 07775 614370