Following two months of major refurbishment the MCC Cricket Academy is back open for business.
Various upgrades have been implemented to ensure the MCC Cricket Academy provides some of the best facilities in the world.
The following upgrades have been completed:
New improved lane lighting which is more efficient and greener as the lamps will require fewer changes over their lifetime
Brand new netting installed
New ‘Supergrasse’ lane playing surface
Thorough deep clean of high level sails & steel work
Refurbished dressing rooms/showers
New carpet throughout
Open to the public, the new Academy, has state-of-the-art facilities, (including the latest Hawk-Eye™ technology) 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.
Members of the public are welcome too. Facilities include:
a 19-yard run-up for bowlers
a variable speed bowling machine for batsmen
a purpose built Supergrasse playing surface
a bar & coffee shop for spectators (or tired players!)
a smoke-free environment, open seven-days a week
Coaching & Courses
High quality coaching is available throughout the year, with intensive courses being staged during the school holidays at Christmas, Easter and in the summer.
Easter courses are now on sale for Members via ShopatLords.com until 10 February. From the 11 February the courses will be open to the general public. A link to the online booking page will be available here from 11 February.
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.