The newly formed Century Cricket Group has acquired the Australian Cricket Institute (ACI) to form one of Australia’s largest privately owned cricket companies. Century Cricket Group is co-founded by successful healthcare businessman Stuart Giles, Australian cricket great Ian Healy AO and world-renowned commentator Mark Nicholas, alongside cricket entrepreneurs and founders of the ACI Nick Fitzpatrick […]

Death Bowling - Hero or Villain? It’s A Real Art Form With the amount of T20 competitions being played around the world from World Cups, IPL, Big Bash and the new developments of the Hundred in England and now various countries developing their own franchise tournaments. The opportunities for players to showcase their skills is […]

It was great to have our first contact of the year with Hampton Junior Cricket Club in Victoria!   Coming on as one of our Club Assist partners after a successful relationship last year the ACI kickstarted their season with a 3 day skill development camp for their junior members.   With a whopping 26 […]

The Ultimate Guide to Saving Runs as a Fielder    The fast paced nature of T20 cricket has been the catalyst for some seriously exciting cricket, however one area of the game that is often under appreciated is the importance of quality fielding. I want you to think of a player that comes to mind […]

The ICC T20 World Cup is just over a month away and will bring 16 nations to 7 Australian cities to battle it out.  So, I thought we could look in to the tips and tactics players use to score more runs at a higher strike rate in the 20 over format.   ABOVE THE SHOULDERS […]

Why can’t we have both? And any other form of cricket that comes along. I/we (at ACI) seem to get an exceedingly large, compared to any other topic, number of messages & comments attacking T20 and white ball cricket. There is very much a traditionalist debate that T20 is ‘ruining’ cricket and players should not […]

Some of you may have noticed that I have been slightly absent from the ACI scene these last few months, and that is because I have been over in the UK spending the northern hemisphere summer working on my game. Unsurprisingly, cricket over here is vastly different from that in Australia, and throughout this article, […]

The Christmas period comes at a rather funny time for some cricketers. There can be a period of 3 – 4 weeks for players who may not have any games/structured cricket. For some, this is great timing! A bit of a break for those who feel overworked and an ideal time to recharge the batteries […]

We all know cricket can be a tough sport on the body, however, what is often just as demanding is the ability to stay mentally fresh through an entire summer. In my first 3 seasons playing senior cricket, I averaged 40+ before Christmas, and <20 for the remainder of the season. So how did I […]