The Cricket Centre of Excellence is a partnership between Scarborough College and Pro Coach Yorkshire Cricket Academy. Pupils benefit from first-class facilities, such as training at Headingley, as well as first class coaching.
A tailor-made programme ensures that the needs of the players are met and addresses all aspects of what makes a successful cricketer. As well as aiming to get players to get involved in matches of a suitably high calibre, the programme also focuses on facets such as strength and conditioning and nutritional advice.
If you wish to find out more about the Cricket Centre of Excellence our links with Scarborough Cricket Club and Pro Coach, please download the brochure or contact us. We will be happy to put you in touch with Mr Roberts and answer any questions of either a cricketing or academic nature.
The real strength of the Cricket Centre of Excellence is its coaching staff. Scroll down to discover the mix of international, First Class and minor counties cricket experience that the players on the Centre of Excellence are exposed to on a weekly basis.
Mr Roberts studied Sports and Business Management at Leeds Metropolitan University before completing his PGCE at the University of Buckingham. Mr Roberts represented and captained Cheshire from U11s to U17s and he played minor country cricket for Cheshire 1st XI as a wicket-keeper and batsman. The majority of his club cricket Mr Roberts played at Toft CC and Oulton Park CC, with whom he won the Cheshire Cup in 2018. Playing for Barnard Castle in 2019, Mr Roberts was proud winner of the Kerridge Cup, claiming 5 catches and 2 stumpings in the final. Currently, Mr Roberts is 1st XI captain of Scarborough CC.
Born in Zimbabwe, Mr Rinke has always been passionate about the game; playing on a tennis court on his farm until he could represent his country. Mr Rinke represented Zimbabwe on 18 occasions and toured India and the West Indies. After international cricket, Mr Rinke played club cricket in England, including coaching and captaining Scarborough Cricket Club . He returned to Zimbabwe from 2012 to 2019 to coach and play cricket. Mr Rinke is also Housemaster of Denys Crews House.
Former England cricketer Graham Onions played for Lancashire and England as a fast bowler and a right-hand tail-end batsman. Born in Gateshead, Mr Onions was a very keen badminton player, playing for England at U15 level. Mr Onions made his Test debut at Lord’s, taking seven wickets in that match and three more wickets in the match that followed. He represented England in nine Tests matches and four ODIs. He played nine Tests for England, taking 32 wickets at an average of 29.90 after making his debut in 2009. He played in the 2009 Ashes series, and a 4-58 in his Ashes debut helped England level the series. Later that year, courageous, last-wicket heroics with the bat to deny South Africa victories in two away Tests peeled a new layer of fame. Mr Onions played 192 first-class matches during his career, taking 723 wickets – including 31 five-wicket hauls.
Mr Read was born in Scarborough and studied Sports and Exercise Science at Leeds Beckett University. He made his First Class debut touring the UAE with Yorkshire CCC 1st XI and was given a contract in 2017. Before returning to Scarborough CC in 2018, Mr Read represented Durham CCC 2nd XI and Leeds/Bradford MCC Universities.
Born and raised in Johannesburg, Mr Cunningham pursued many sports including cricket and hockey. After his move to the UK, Mr Cunningham played in the Huddersfield and Bradford Leagues. As Director of Sport, Mr Cunningham is responsible for delivering the very best in quality coaching across a range of sports, as well as the development of cricket.
Mr Davies read Biological Sciences at Oxford University and represented both cricket and rugby teams, becoming a double Oxford Blue. He represented Lancashire from U11s to 2nd XI, where he made his debut alongside players such as Joe Root and Gary Ballance. Mr Davies made his First Class debut against the University of Cambridge.
Mr Robson went to Rossall School on a cricket scholarship, studied Petroleum Geology at Royal Holloway in London and is currently completing his PGCE through Coventry University. He represented Lancashire CCC from U15 to U19 level, winning a national title along the way.
Mr Emmett has represented Cheshire 1st XI and English Universities. He opened the bowling for the Cheshire 1st XI in both Championship and One Day cricket, including a Minor County Championship winning team. He signed for Roe Green, a Lancashire Premier League cricket club, as the club’s professional in 2017.