Indoor school

Indoor School

The Riverside Training Centre provides a state of the art environment for cricket coaching, coach education and small-sided competition. It provides the opportunity for the whole community to play cricket, from schools and community clubs to professional cricketers. The hall also provides a suitable training venue for a range of other sports, such as athletics, football and short tennis.

The hall features five practice lanes with one slow spin and four medium/fast seam bowling lanes.  The run ups and landing areas have cushioned surfaces.  Bowling machines and video analysis equipment are available to hire.

  • Available for functions and conferences
  • Function room available to hire for training courses, meetings and parties
  • Spectators are welcome to visit the training centre to watch the activities. A gallery offers excellent viewing of the cricket hall
  • Refreshments are available at the reception area. Please note that no food or drinks are allowed in the playing area
  • Car Parking. There are extensive pay & display parking facilities available at the Riverside Complex

Coaching:

We offer the following programme of activities:

One to One Coaching

Tailored to suit the needs of the player, giving the opportunity to improve on specific aspects of their game. Taken by fully qualified ECB Coaches. Please phone for availability and price.

Holiday Coaching Courses

Courses will run throughout the year, covering all aspects of cricket including batting, bowling, fielding, wicket keeping and various games and drills to improve basic skills.
suitable for beginners and the more experienced cricketer. Taken by fully qualified ECB Coaches

Junior Football Coaching

Every Sunday during term time, 9.00am - 10.00am, football coaching for girls and boys aged 5 to 8 years old. Practise heading, shooting, dribbling, tackling with fun drills and games. Suitable for children of all abilities. Taken by fully qualified FA Coaches.

Birthday Parties

Give your child a birthday to remember - book a cricket party for your child's birthday. Two hours of cricket coaching taken by a fully qualified ECB Coach. Then why not book the function room for party food and games. Please phone for availability and price.

Leagues:

The following leagues are held at the Centre:

Adult 6-a-side Indoor Winter League

Organised in partnership with Durham County Cricket Board, the league runs for 12 weeks on a Sunday between 12 noon and 4.00pm. Trophy for winning team and medals for runners-up. Please phone for further information and dates when next league starts.

Junior 6-a-side Indoor Winter League

Organised in partnership with Durham County Cricket Board, the league runs for 12 weeks on a Saturday 1.00pm - 5.00pm. Trophy for winning team and medals for runners-up. Please phone for further information and dates when next league starts.

For information on start dates and prices for courses, contact Reception, Telephone 0191 389 0986

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday 9.00am - 10.00pm
Saturday & Sunday 9.00am - 5.00pm

Fees & Charges up to 31st March 2008

Net Hire

Net Hire (Per Hour)                                Casual                Contract*         
Standard Peak £22.00 £19.50
Standard Off Peak £18.00 £15.50
Concession Peak £18.00 £15.50
Concession Off Peak £16.00 £13.50
     
Full Hall Hire (One Hour)    
Standard Peak £75.00 £65.00
Standard Off Peak £45.00 £40.00
Concession Peak £55.00 £45.00
Concession Off Peak £35.00 £32.50
     
Bowling Machine £5.00  
     
Function Room    
Standard Peak 15.50  
Standard Off Peak 10.50  
Concessionary Peak 12.50  
Concessionary Off Peak 9.00  

    *Contract may be taken out for a minimum of 6 weeks
      (Includes free use of bowling machine, subject to availability) 

Concessionary users are disabled people, young people (under 18) and women.

Peak Times are 6.00pm - 10.00pm Monday to Friday.
Off Peak Times are 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday, all day Saturday and Sunday.

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