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About the Academy

The MCC Cricket Academy is London's premier indoor cricket destination and one of the finest facilities of its kind in the world.

Academy Closure - 22 Sept 2014 - 10 Oct 2014

The MCC Cricket Academy will be closed from Monday 22 September to Friday 10 October for surface refurbishment and the installation of new PitchVision equipment.

The Lord's gym will remain open during this period, but the Academy bar and cafe will be closed throughout the work period. The Academy will reopen on Saturday 11 October.

About the MCC Cricket Academy

Founded in the 1970s the MCC Cricket Academy has produced some of the world's finest cricketers.

Open to the public, Academy, features state-of-the-art facilities, (including the latest Hawk-Eye™ technology, and new offering, Pitch Vision) and will continue to help a wide range of cricketers - from elite players to absolute beginners - develop their batting, bowling and fielding skills.

Regular users include Middlesex players, MCC's Young Cricketers and international cricketers preparing to appear in major matches at Lord's. During the 2011 summer, India legend Sachin Tendulkar spent several weeks preparing for the series against England at the MCC Academy.

High quality coaching is available throughout the year, with intensive courses being staged during the school holidays at Christmas, Easter and in the summer.

The MCC Cricket Academy plays host to a wide variety of other events during the course of the year including the annual London Youth Games.

Some of the MCC Cricket Academy features are the following:

  • HawkEye analysis technology & analysis suite
  • New Pitch Vision technology for instant in-net video feedback
  • Top quality netting, lighting and 'Supergrasse' playing surface across eight lanes
  • Merlin spin-bowling-machine, as used by the pros
  • New Cricket equipment shop, open 9am-7.30pm weekdays and 9.30am-5.30pm on weekends
  • New Coffee Shop, open from 8am to close and selling hot & cold snacks and drinks
  • Newly refurbished dressing rooms & showers

Watch: Inside the MCC Cricket Academy


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