Millfield Holiday Club - The Spin Academy





  • School age


Indoor & Outdoor




A unique opportunity for young cricketers to receive dedicated spin bowling coaching from former International Spinner, Peter Such.

The Spin Academy, which is open to children nationwide who are aged 11 to 19, seeks to discover, improve and support gifted spin bowlers through a blended approach based on the extensive experience of former International Spinner, Peter Such, as both top-level player and coach.

Over recent years as a coach, Peter has worked closely with the likes of Monty Panesar, Graeme Swann, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Jack Leach, Matthew Parkinson, Zafar Ansari, Mason Crane and Dominic Bess, whilst also supporting England Under 19, England Lions and County Spin Bowlers.

As a player, Peter had a 20 year career with Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Essex and England. During that time, as a spin bowler he took over 1,000 wickets in First XI County Cricket. On 51 occasions he took 5 wickets in an Innings and had nine 10 wicket bags. In his 11 Test Matches he took 37 wickets including two 5 wicket hauls with a Test Match best of 6 for 67 on debut verses Australia at Old Trafford.

Millfield's Director of Cricket, Mark Garaway, will be joining Peter for the coaching sessions. Mark has an extensive career in coaching being former England Assistant Coach and Performance Director of Irish Cricket.

The Programme

The core of the programme is based around:

Developing technique so as to deliver spin consistently

Becoming tactically ‘more savvy’ so as to make best use talents in both red ball and white ball competition

Working on craft and exploring variations so as to become a more skillful bowler

Looking at the mental attributes needed to succeed as a spin bowler

Training in a way that develops the movement patterns that support spin and a consistent action

There will be ten coaching sessions from October-March at Millfield Senior School in Street, Somerset, plus continuous development throughout the year with remote support and analysis from Peter Such.

Coaching sessions will encompass a technical bowling session, tactical challenges, a batting session and a strength & conditioning session, with participants rotating around the different sessions throughout the day. Further sessions will become more bespoke to each participant, focusing on the technical and tactical developments required to improve their game.

For more information on the programme and its format please see
 Peter is happy to answer and questions you may have, so please get in touch if you would like any further information.

To book the programme, please use the form below.


The Venue for Coaching Sessions

 Membership to The Spin Academy lasts for 12 months with 10 coaching sessions at Millfield from October-March.

The coaching sessions run from 11am-4pm, and include a private lunch in the Wilson Pavilion.

Sessions 1 & 2: Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th October 2021 (Half Term break)
Session 3: Sunday 21st November 2021
Sessions 4 & 5: Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th December 2021 (Christmas break)
Session 6: Monday 3rd January 2022 (Christmas break)
Session 7: Sunday 23rd January 2022
Session 8: Saturday 12th February 2022 (Half term break)
Session 9: Sunday 6th March 2022
Session 10: Sunday 20th March 2022



£1600 for a year’s membership which can be paid upfront in September or in monthly instalments with £640 deposit in September and £160 per month from October-March. Price includes:

Expert coaching from Peter Such plus Support Spin, Batting and Strength & Conditioning coaches

10 coaching sessions at Millfield School with lunch and drinks provided

Continuous development throughout the year with remote support and analysis from Peter Such

Fully branded Spin Academy training bundle

 Find out more HERE