The first intake for the new Tom Maynard Academy has been confirmed, comprising eleven professional cricketers from nine of the first class counties
The 2014 intake will spend ten days from 13th-22nd February at Desert Springs in Spain, working on a carefully planned programme covering technical skills, strength and conditioning and both individual and group activity. The programme finishes with a special one-day match between the Tom Maynard Academy XI and the Spanish national side.
Matthew Maynard will head the delivery of the programme. For the 2014 intake, former Gloucestershire, Yorkshire and Australia all-rounder Ian Harvey and Head of Elite Coach Development at the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), Gordon Lord, are among those delivering specialist sessions to the players; and former England Head Physiotherapist, Dean Conway, is overseeing the fitness and physical work while the group is in Spain.