Ramsbottom Cricket Club Cricket Academy welcomes you and your children to the Club. We are a Clubmark club and we adhere to the “Safe Hands” Policy for Safeguarding Children in Cricket. All the adults at the club who work with children, meet the necessary criteria and are vetted by the ECB. This includes the enhanced DBS and “Barred List” check (formerly known as CRB checks).

Our aim is to make sure that we provide structured coaching and enjoyment of cricket to 5 to 17 year-olds, whilst also developing players to their full potential in order to join the senior teams.

The Academy committee are.

Sarah Taylor (Chair)
Brian Taylor (Vice Chair)
Paul Buckley (Treasurer)
Claire Collinge (Secretary)
Kerry Moore & Caroline Price (Safeguarding Officers)
Iain Collier (Women & Girls Manager)
Brian Taylor (Mixed Teams Manager)
Kelly Newbold (All Stars Activator)

We have excellent facilities at Ramsbottom, and new for this season is our Academy home and away dressing rooms, which is much welcomed addition to our stunning and well maintained ground.

Our dedicated coaching and management team are here to ensure your child enjoys their cricket at Ramsbottom, while developing their skills in the game.  We have over 150 members across all ages, and with the support of Kelly and some of our seniors we will be running our 7th All Stars programme this summer, please contact us here for more information.

We are very proud of our well established and successful women and girls’ section which continues to go from strength to strength.  We aim to field a team in every age category for the 2024 Season and open age female only teams in established leagues across the county.

At Ramsbottom we continue to invest in our accomplished coaching staff, many of whom have enjoyed playing cricket at Ramsbottom over the years. Phil Heaton, ex professional player joined our coaching staff last year and are delighted he is continuing to support us this year. Many of our coaches and assistants continue to develop their qualifications with many obtaining Foundation level 1 & Core coaching level 2 qualifications.  All our coaches invest their time and dedication to ensure the player receive the best possible experience. Some of our senior players and club pro will also be involved with our academy training this year. If you are interested in getting involved, please email

For the 2024 season there will be multiple teams across the age groups with the following managers:

Women & Girls Teams

Women’s 1st & 2nd XI – Iain Collier & Gareth Young
Under 19’s – Iain Collier & Gareth Young
Under 15’s – Chris Eardley & Aaron Eaves
Under 15’s B – Damian Juriansz
Under 13’s – Nathaniel Young & James Speechley
Under 11’s – Tom Eastwood
T20 – Iain Collier

Mixed teams:

Under 9’s – Waqqas Qatar
Under 11’s Performance Squad- Andy Holt
Under 11’s Development Squad –Richard Shaw
Under 13’s Performance Squad- Brian Taylor
Under 13’s Development Squad- Keith Webb
Under 15’s Performance Squad- Simon Read
Under 18’s – Phil Croft

Please follow this link to see our training kit range and for information on how to order.

For any information on how to become a member or to get involved with our Academy please get in touch on