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.
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.
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.
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
Monday to Friday 9.00am - 10.00pm
Saturday & Sunday 9.00am - 5.00pm
|Net Hire (Per Hour)||Casual||Contract*|
|Standard Off Peak||£18.00||£15.50|
|Concession Off Peak||£16.00||£13.50|
|Full Hall Hire (One Hour)|
|Standard Off Peak||£45.00||£40.00|
|Concession Off Peak||£35.00||£32.50|
|Standard Off Peak||10.50|
|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.