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Trafford Cricket Centre

Trafford Cricket Centre

The Trafford Cricket Centre at Emirates Old Trafford is the home to Lancashire CCC professional squads, LCCC 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.

  • Cricket Coaching Courses

    Cricket Courses 2017

    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.

    Easter Batting Development Courses

    These courses are designed for District / County level players to develop their skills and matchplay scenario planning in an intense 2-hour batting training session.
    Skill-specific stations and technical drills will be used challenge the players to progress their batting ability against both fast bowling & spin bowling, incorporating the use of the specialist Merlyn & TrueMan bowling machines and fitness drills used by the Lancashire CCC professional players.
    Our coaches will impart their specialist batting knowledge and experience along with video analysis to benefit each player to offer a brilliant opportunity which is not to be missed.

    Cost: £20.00 per course
    Time: 10am – 12pm
    Dates: (9-11yrs) Tue 4th April; Tue 11th April; Tue 18th April
    (12-16yrs) Thu 6th April; Thu 13th April; Fri 21st April

    Easter Bowling Development Courses

    These courses are designed for District / County level players to develop their skills and matchplay scenario planning in an intense 2-hour bowling training session.
    Working on each players’ preference of fast bowling and/or spin bowling, skill-specific stations and technical drills will be used to challenge the players to improve their bowling technically, physically and mentally within a variety of matchplay scenarios.
    Our coaches will impart their specialist bowling knowledge and experience along with video analysis to benefit each player to offer a brilliant opportunity which is not to be missed.

    Cost: £20.00 per course
    Time: 1pm – 3pm
    Dates: (9-11yrs) Tue 4th April; Tue 11th April; Tue 18th April
    (12-16yrs) Thu 6th April; Thu 13th April; Fri 21st April

    Easter 6-10yrs Holiday Course

    The aim of this course is to develop the basic skills required for batting, bowling, fielding and wicket keeping for 6-10yr old beginners and those who have not progressed to regular hard ball cricket.
    Using lots of small sided games and drills to improve various aspects of their game, the coaching team will ensure everyone can develop the core skills within a fun environment.

    Cost: £30.00
    Time: 10am – 3pm
    Dates: Fri 7th April; Wed 12th April; Wed 19th April

    Take a look at our full range of cricket courses here 

    For more information or to book onto any of our courses, please contact Ruth on 0161 868 6778 or email

  • 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.

    Price List: Indoor Cricket Centre Price List

    For more information, please contact reception on 0161 868 6778/6779 or e-mail:

  • Disability Cricket

    Disability Cricket

    The Cricket Centre is developing disability cricket in conjunction with the LCCC Foundation and LCB 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 LCCC 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 LCCC Foundation on 0161 868 6849 or email

  • 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 LCCC 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, Qasim Ali.

    We also are working ever closer with the LCCC 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.

  • 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.

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

    Changing Facilities
    There are four changing rooms available at the Centre, all with disabled access. Lockers are available to store personal belongings whilst using the Centre and are operated with a refundable £1 coin.

    For more information please contact reception on 0161 868 6778 / 6779 or email

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