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Trafford Cricket Centre

Trafford Cricket Centre

The Trafford Cricket Centre at Emirates Old Trafford is the home to Lancashire Cricket Club professional squads, LCC Academy and Lancashire County Age Group squads.

It’s a state of the art indoor cricket-specific training facility with five elite standard indoor nets which have full run-ups and a wicket keeping / multi-use area.

There are five professional BOLA bowling machines in addition to Merlyn, TrueMan, Junior Trainer, Tennis Ball and Fielding machines.

The Trafford Cricket Centre offers group coaching sessions available for boys & girls aged 3 upwards; development and specialised courses available for players aged 9 upwards and one-to-one coaching is available for players aged 8 upwards.

Net hire is available to individuals/clubs/groups, with block booking discounts also offered. We also host birthday parties, school/club match day tours and more. Classrooms are also available to hire for meetings / private functions and there is a viewing gallery for spectators.

For details, read our terms and conditions.

  • Cricket Coaching Courses

    Cricket Courses

    Looking to develop your cricket skills?

    Learn from our experienced coaching staff, and train in the Trafford Cricket Centre, which is the official indoor training centre of the Lancashire squad.

    Winter Course Information

    Over the past few months we have been working on a way of more clearly defining our coaching programme and aligning it with the Lancashire Player Pathway.

    As a result, our coaching programme for this winter will be split into three distinct areas:

    Specialised: Invitation-only sessions, focusing on the needs of players who have represented Lancashire at County level this year

    Details

    Development: For players who have been involved in one of Lancashire’s District teams this season.

    Details

    Recreational: For players who are playing at School or for their local Club.

    Details

    The courses we will be running are an additional offering to any team sessions that players may already be involved with, and all courses will be overseen by Karl Krikken, our Lead Coach, who is qualified to ECB Level 4 standard and is an ex First Class Head Coach.
    Should any players fall outside of the typical Lancashire setup (i.e. Cheshire, Cumbria etc), we will be more than happy to assess those players during a one-to-one session prior to them booking on to the courses, to ensure every player is able to access training sessions at the correct level for their own personal development.

    To book, please complete the Course Booking Form and return this via email to Ruth Cotton:  rcotton@lancashirecricket.co.uk

    Booking form

     

    Contact Information

    For general information, please contact the office during normal office hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm): cricketcentre@lancashirecricket.co.uk 0161 868 6778 / 6779

     

  • Cricket Coaching One-to-One

    Cricket One-to-One Courses

    We are now accepting bookings for One to One coaching between October 2018 and April 2019.

    One-to One Coaching is available with our team of professional and experienced coaches (ranging from Level 2 to Level 4), many of whom specialise in a particular field.

    Lessons are available, subject to coach availability and net availability, Mon-Sun 9am-10pm (last booking 9-10pm) for players aged 9 upwards.

    Costs range between £30 per hour and £50 per hour, with discounts available for juniors, students and disabled players.

    To request a regular one-to-one booking through the winter, please complete the One-to-One Booking Form (below) and return this via email to Ruth Cotton: rcotton@lancashirecricket.co.uk

    Booking form 

     

    Contact Information

    For general information, please contact the office during normal office hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm): cricketcentre@lancashirecricket.co.uk 0161 868 6778 / 6779 

  • Cricket Centre Net Hire

    Cricket Centre Net Hire

    The nets are available to hire to individuals, small groups or Clubs (maximum 6 players per net) and can be booked for a one-off session or throughout the whole or winter period.

    Bowling machines are available for use at an extra charge (must be operated by an ECB level 2 coach or higher).

    A coach can also be provided to facilitate your net session from our select team of Cricket Centre coaching staff.

    The Full Hall is also available on request for small-sided indoor games.

    Our net hire is perfect for individuals, groups of friends or club sides looking for indoor practice.

    Net practice can be booked, subject to the availability, from Mon-Sun 9am-10pm (last booking 9pm-10pm), with discounts available for juniors, students and disabled players.

    Please complete the Net Hire Booking Form (below) and return this via email to Ruth Cotton: rcotton@lancashirecricket.co.uk

    Booking form

     

    Contact Information

    For general information, please contact the office during normal office hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm): cricketcentre@lancashirecricket.co.uk 0161 868 6778 / 6779 

     

  • Disability Cricket

    Disability Cricket

    The Cricket Centre is developing disability cricket in conjunction with the Lancashire Cricket Foundation in order to enable everyone to enjoy the game, regardless of ability.

    We currently have a Table Cricket programme running for local schools, funded by the Lancashire Cricket Foundation.

    The Centre hosts the annual Lord’s Taverners’ North West Regional competition as well as the finals of the annual competition run by the Cricket Federation for People with Disabilities (CFPD).

    If you would like to get your school involved in our Table Cricket programme, or sponsor the programme, please contact the LCC Foundation on 0161 868 6849 or email foundation@lancashirecricket.co.uk

     

    Contact Information

    For general information, please contact the office during normal office hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm): cricketcentre@lancashirecricket.co.uk 0161 868 6778 / 6779 

  • Myerscough College

    Myerscough College - Cricket Studies Course

    Myerscough College has continued its unique partnership between Lancashire County Cricket Club, Lancashire Cricket Board and Lancashire County Cricket Club Foundation to offer a fantastic opportunity for students wishing to pursue a career within the cricket and sports industry.

    At Emirates Old Trafford, Myerscough College offer a range of qualifications to study, focusing on the BTEC Diploma suite.  Most of our learners study at Level 3 to gain entry to university, but others go on to play cricket in the Australian, New Zealand and English league system, often with attractive conditions. Some of our learners spend three years with us instead of two, by starting on the BTEC Level 2 Diploma.

    If you love cricket, want to learn about cricket, sport and the industry, then look no further than Emirates Old Trafford.  We are based in the Indoor Cricket Centre, the main training home for the Lancashire Cricket Club Men’s 1st XI and, when England are playing, the national side too.

    At either level, your study programme will consist of theory, practical, investigations, visits to other venues and students will receive an expert cricket training programme led by the Cricket Centre’s Lead Coach.

    We also are working ever closer with the Lancashire Cricket Club Foundation, the club’s charitable arm, and have supplied the Foundation with many volunteers to assist in community projects.

    As part of the course the Lancashire Cricket Board deliver a Coach Support Worker course in conjunction with our students to give students their first step on to the ECB coaching pathway, which will offer them work experience opportunities in the future.

    We play in the U17 National Schools’ Cup, the Association of Colleges Indoor Cricket Cup, the Association of Colleges Outdoor T20 and exhibition friendlies against some of the best schools in the country.

    Our Level 3 programmes are offered to those students who have 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English Language and Maths).  Our Level 2 programme will suit those who do not fit the above grades but have a range of GCSE grades above ‘E’, including English Language & Maths.

    Your future progression routes could be:

    -          University (80% progressed to university in 2014)

    -          Employment

    -          Cricket playing contracts

    -          Apprenticeships

    You can even continue your studies with us by enrolling on one of our Foundation Degree courses at Myerscough College, depending on your UCAS points tariff.

    Visit Myerscough College for more information.

     

    Contact Information

    For general information, please contact the office during normal office hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm): cricketcentre@lancashirecricket.co.uk 0161 868 6778 / 6779 

  • Facilities

    Cricket Centre Facilities

    Main Hall
    The main hall has five practice lanes, each with a 20 metre run up for bowlers and 18 metres behind the stumps for wicket keeping practice with cushioned surfaces on all the bowlers’ landing areas. There are three different surfaces to facilitate realistic practice on a variety of wickets; fast, spin and general.

    The nets are designed so that as well as having 5 full length nets or an open full hall, it is possible to have a combination of open and closed areas, allowing wicket keepers and fielders to simulate game situations.

    Conference Rooms
    The Centre has a conference room available -for hire, with concessionary rates available to appropriate groups. The room can accommodate 30 people and is fully equipped with TV, digital projector and flip charts. Refreshments are also available at a reasonable price, which can be ordered in advance.

    Balcony
    The viewing balcony overlooks the main hall and provides seating for spectators wishing to watch net practice and indoor games.

    Changing & Toilet Facilities
    There are four changing rooms available at the Centre, each with room for 15-20 players to change. Lockers are available to store personal belongings whilst using the Centre and are operated with a refundable £1 coin.

    Male, female toilets and an accessible toilet are available on the ground floor. We also have baby-changing facilities available in the accessible toilet.

    For more information please contact reception on 0161 868 6778 / 6779 or email cricketcentre@lancashirecricket.co.uk

     

    Contact Information

    For general information, please contact the office during normal office hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm): cricketcentre@lancashirecricket.co.uk 0161 868 6778 / 6779 

 
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