National Cricket Performance Centre - facilities

ECB National Cricket Performance Centre

ECB has intricately planned the performance criteria required by the Performance squads and all England national teams from the Performance Centre.

The 70m x 30m hall at the NCPC includes six net lanes – with full run-ups and space for the wicketkeeper to stand back – in addition to the latest high-tech filming and analysis resources, including the Hawkeye tracking system.

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Matt Prior does a workout in the gym during the 2003-04 winter

Aside from the main hall and its networked Performance Analysis Room, the NCPC offers a wide range of facilities.

There is a fitness and rehabilitation centre, a changing room with a main recovery area including hot and cold spa baths, a fully equipped medical room and a further two changing rooms servicing the outdoor cricket ground.

National Academy launch indoor nets

The main hall and its indoor nets © ECB

The NCPC also has an open-plan office and meeting room, while additional rooms include a Seminar Room, a Coach/Player Education Room and the Dining/Bar Area – which also offers large viewing balconies.

The cricket centre overlooks Loughborough University’s main cricket ground, and ECB has access to this and a bank of grass nets. In addition, ECB has developed a bank of 18 grass nets for use by its elite performance squads.

All ECB squads are accommodated in two recently developed houses which are joined by a new seminar pavilion, situated a short walk from the cricket centre. Each house has nine bedrooms, a relaxation area, a kitchen, dining area and laundry facilities.

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The main hall as the facility nears completion

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And the main hall area on launch day © ECB