East London Performance Assessments at the Leyton Urban Hub


December 2021 saw more than sixty young people, aged 15-18, attend assessment sessions at the Leyton Urban Hub, aimed at players not placed on the pathway by the Essex Cricket performance coaches.

Those fortunate enough to make selection were provided with specialist coaching between January and March, including master class sessions and workshops, while East London-based cricketers, Ravi Bopara and Robin Das provided an insightful T20 Master Class. The practical session was incredibly powerful and gave the group extra tools to further develop their game.

Various workshops covering leadership, fast bowling, spin bowling as well as fitness and nutrition are in the pipeline. East London Performance Head Coach, Steve Dolben, explained: “The programme has developed from a summer offer in 2018 to a more all-round offer.

“The primary objective is to allow those young players to be given the latest information on coaching, game management and fitness to support their development and hopefully into higher achievements of the game.”