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The Cricket Coach Master Academy
(from 2017 will be known as The Palmer Cricket Academy)
Developing Talent & Enhancing performance is what we do

To Date CCM Academy has produced 6 professional cricketers and a number of boys who have gone on to County, Regional and Academy age group squads

CricketCoachMaster (CCM) has set up a Cricket Academy. The ultimate goal of the Cricket Coach Master Academy is to take a limited and select squad of talented, aspiring cricketers who have a desire to become a professional cricketer and shape them into quality county level players.

We intend to achieve this by providing a specific and proven intensive cricket coaching programme delivered throughout the year by Gary Palmer, together with his dedicated coaching team. This consists of E.C.B. qualified specialist coaches, many of which have played cricket at an International level.

The CCM Academy provides a world class coaching programme concentrating on mastering the basics and fine tuning of skills. This will allow players to fulfill their potential and perform at the highest level.

The CCM Academy will develop your talent and help you to achieve your maximum potential, giving you the best chance of becoming a professional cricketer one day.

If you want to give yourself the best chance of getting to the next level, and have a successful season next year, then the CCM Academy is for you.

The Academy consists of two Senior groups (15-20 year olds) and one Junior group (12-14 year olds) each having a programme of coaching throughout the winter.

Ultimate Preparation

Gary is a highly experienced cricket coach who has worked with a number of First Class and International players.

Gary is a Specialist Technical Batting coach whose Philosophy is -
"To make batting easier by teaching players to hit between mid-on and mid-off to the highest technical standards"

“Gary is one of the best, if not the Specialist batting coaches I have worked with”.
Richard Illingworth (Worcester & England )

"Gary Palmer's broad knowledge and enthusiasm is infectious. His ideas are innovative. In my capacity as head coach of Middlesex CCC I have used Gary on several occasions. I would fully recommend Gary to anyone looking for a top cricket coach."
John Emburey, Middlesex and England

Cricket Coach Master Academy Success Stories
The boys below have been through the Academy System and are now professional cricketers playing First Class cricket
They have all played in their respective County first XI's

Anuj Dal


Anuj Dal
England U15 - Gary's most promising player yet. Gary says 'Watch this space'. More info →

David Murphy


David Murphy
Longest serving CCM Academy member and is now playing for Northants first team. He scored 50 for Northants at Lords and played in a number of televised first team matches. More info →

Link to David Murphy Stats on CricInfo.

Josh Davey


Josh Davey
Josh Davey has played in the Middlesex 1st team and scored his first 50 and has played for Scotland against England. Josh is the CCM Academy's first International player to date. More info →

Link to Josh Davey's Stats on CricInfo.

Benny Howell


Benny Howell
Benny Howell was one of the initial players that joined the Academy in 2003. In 2007 he bacame the first of our players to be given a professional contract with a First Class County. More info →

Link to Benny Howell's Stats on CricInfo.

We have also produced a number of first class county, regional age group players and Academy players.