Cricket Centre

 
 

Opened by HRH Prince Philip in 2000, and designed to meet the highest specifications, the Edgbaston Cricket Centre is widely acknowledged as the finest indoor cricket facility in the country. Situated at Edgbaston Cricket Ground, the home of Warwickshire cricket, the centre boasts a range of facilities to meet cricket, community and corporate needs.

From net hire to individual coaching sessions, from corporate events to birthday parties, the Edgbaston Cricket Centre is the ideal venue. We cater for the absolute beginner captivated by international cricket at Edgbaston, through to the stars of tomorrow, with the best cricket coaches in the Midlands at our disposal. And for those looking for a corporate venue, the cricket centre has a proven track record of delivering events such as product launches and conferences in unique surroundings.

A mile from the centre of Birmingham, the cricket centre is easily accessible and has over 100 car parking spaces on site. Open all year round, our friendly and professional staff are at hand to ensure you enjoy your Edgbaston experience.

Net Hire

The Edgbaston Cricket Centre houses eight net lanes with a state-of-the-art, super-grass surface which has been praised by England cricketers such as Andrew Flintoff and Warwickshire's Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell. Net hire is a great way for a group of friends, colleagues or team-mates to practice cricket skills and there is no better place to do this than the home of professional cricket in the area. Nets can be hired an hour at a time and we operate a two-tier tariff for on- and off-peak.

Coaching

If you are looking to get even more out of your practice sessions, coaching is available for groups as well as those looking for one-to-one sessions.

In conjunction with the Warwickshire Cricket Board, the centre offers specialist coaches for all ages and levels of ability.

At a small extra cost, bowling machines are also available when an ECB Level 2 coach is present and it is even possible to have your coaching session recorded on video.

Hall Hire

The hall can be opened up completely or split into two halves, which enables the cricket centre to stage indoor matches. Perfect for larger groups on a corporate occasion or birthday party, a game of six-a-side cricket can be part of a great day out at Edgbaston. The main hall can accommodate 800 people for a sportsman's dinner, cricket club ball or other events.

Community

Every day we are visited by local schools and community groups for a variety of cricket-related activities. We are anxious to work with more and more groups from a diverse range of backgrounds within the city of Birmingham to give a larger number of people the opportunity to enjoy the Edgbaston experience.

Join us for:
Indoor cricket competitions
Cricket coaching
Educational visits
Birthday parties
Coaching courses
Guided tours

The Lord's Taverners inner city cricket competition, the Asian arts and cultural society and Streets to Arena all use the centre. We also have links with South Birmingham College, who are keen to support the community in terms of employment and education opportunities.

For further details of our community programmes contact us on:
Telephone: 0844 635 1902 ?
Fax: 0121 440 8761?
Email: cricketcentre@edgbaston.com

Physiotherapy

The Cricket Centre is the home of a privately-run physiotherapy business, Physiokinetic, which specialises in the treatment of sports injuries at a competitive price. Situated on the ground floor, appointments are available throughout the day and most evenings.

Call: 0121 440 7736? or 07855 860 651 for more information

Business/corporate

The Cricket Centre is an original and high quality environment for corporate use. While the main hall can be transformed for conferences or product launches, businesses can use the centre for meetings or social gatherings.

On the ground floor, there is a subsidiary Edgbaston Cricket Shop which offers a range of cricketing items, such as socks, jock-straps and bat grips, ideal for those last minute practice necessities. We also stock soft drinks and confectionery to keep you going through a long session and cricket books and videos to quench your cricketing thirst before your next trip to Edgbaston.

Contact Us

ECC staff members are there to help you and to work in partnership with all our customers. They are -

• Nick Archer - Centre Manager
• Tom Galloway - Facilities Officer

Telephone: 0844 635 1902
Fax: 0121 440 8761
Email: cricketcentre@edgbaston.com