Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Winter Net Practice

I’ve been looking around at places to practice and trying to ascertain where other people practice and what kind of fees you would expect to pay. Someone suggested schools, so I’ve located these in the Thurrock area, not had a lot of luck with Castle Point and Southend area though. But while looking around I came across this from the Westcliff cricket club website – it’s our ground, which we seem to be having trouble accessing, have a look it looks impressive.

http://westcliffonsea.play-cricket.com/home/grounds_view.asp?id=1154

The looking further within their website I’ve found this –

Description

The Sports Hall offers first-class facilities for, among other things, basketball, badminton, volleyball and gymnastics. Its specially constructed floor also offers a good surface for cricket, and this, together with the provision of appropriate netting and two bowling machines, means that the School can offer outstanding indoor practice facilities to aspiring young cricketers.

Directions
The Sports Hall, Westcliff High School For Boys.
Contact Details

Winter Nets (February 2007 to TBC)
Address
Westcliff High School for Boys ,Kenilworth Gardens ,Westcliff-on-Sea
County
Essex
Postcode
SS0 0BP
Email Address
office@whsb.essex.sch.uk
Phone
01702 475 443
Fax
01702 470 495
Facilities
Changing Facilities
Artifical Nets (4)
Link to the above using –

http://westcliffonsea.play-cricket.com/home/grounds_view.asp?id=10051266

I've sent them an email and I'm waiting for their reply.

School Facilities
In Thurrock, a large number of the secondary schools are able to offer many of their facilities to the community for usage. With the majority of these you will need to contact the school to ask them about hiring their facility, you will not able to turn up and just use them.

St Clere's School
· Cricket Nets
For more information please contact the school on 01375 641001

The Grays School
· Cricket Nets
Please contact the school for further information on 01375 371361


The Gateway Community College
South Site:
· Cricket Nets
For more information please contact the school on 01375 489000

Gable Hall School

Cricket Nets
For more information please contact the school on 01375 400800.

The Aveley School
· Cricket Nets
For more information please contact the school on 01708 865180

Palmers

Sports Hall – I’ve emailed them and I’m waiting for their response.