About The Academy

The Franklyn Stephenson Academy located on the private estate of Cockade House in Bennetts, St. Thomas is the newest training facility on the island of Barbados and the brain child of record-breaking, past professional cricketer and current golf professional- Franklyn Dacosta Stephenson.

Aim & Vision

The aim of the academy is to provide a properly equipped and affordable facility where persons who show a keen interest in the game of cricket can hone their skills in the sport and develop to their full potential. The vision is to create a passion for the game and prepare players not only to excel in cricket but also in life and by extension help to mould individuals who will make valuable contributions to society.

The Facility

In addition to access to a well maintained cricket field, a well outfitted pavilion, bowling machines, numerous practice pitches and a facility for night practice sessions, persons can also take advantage of golf nets for swinging practice.

The academy also provides an ideal training base for already established cricketers and has already hosted professional teams from outside of Barbados. The academy looks forward to welcoming more and more talented players each year in the hope of seeing them play national and international cricket


Training Programs


Consistancy in action, line and length. The nets at the facility provides an ideal foundation for sharpening these bowling skills.


Batsman need to stay focused. The training program includes strength, eye skills and fitness which prepares for long hours at the crease.


The facility and its warm conditions allow for intense periods of training that will boosts fielding attributes.


Franklyn DaCosta Stephenson

Born at Saint James, Barbados on 8 April 1959, is a former cricketer who had a first-class career for teams in four continents. He was a hard-hitting middle-order batsman and a right-arm bowler who, at his peak, was genuinely fast; in addition, he developed a pioneering slower ball and was the first bowler to use it regularly in one-day cricket.

His finest hour came at the end of the 1988 season, by which time he was playing for Nottinghamshire after a brief flirtation with Gloucestershire. Going into the last match Stephenson had already steamed past 100 wickets, but needed around 200 runs to complete 1000 and the first double since Richard Hadlee, also of Notts, four years before. Stephenson sailed to the target in epic style, slamming 111 and 117. He added 11 wickets as well to round off his one-man show.Stephenson was an effective all-rounder for three further seasons for Nottinghamshire, before he transferred in 1992 to Sussex, where he had four further productive seasons.

In 1994, he again took the leading all-rounder award with more than 750 runs and 67 wickets.Stephenson retired from English county cricket after 1995 and from South African domestic cricket after the 1996-97 seasons.Stephenson took to golf, which he played to professional standards back home in Barbados.

In addition to his cricketing career, Stephenson, a keen golfer, is also credited with one of only two birdies on the Extreme 19th in South Africa.


Interested in making a booking for an event?. Please, contact us for a quote at Tel (246) 422.0987