Hit for Six: Private Cricket Lesson at MCC Cricket Academy, Lord’s Cricket Ground

Hit for Six: Private Cricket Lesson at MCC Cricket Academy, Lord’s Cricket Ground

St John's Wood, London

£105

“Lord’s is the home of cricket” BBC

Why we love it

Hone your bowling or batting skills at the ‘Home of Cricket’, Lord’s Cricket Ground. Using Hawk-Eye Bowling Analysis and PitchVision Batting Analysis, Lord’s is the only place in the world where guests can develop their cricket skills with high-tech assistance, and follow in the footsteps of the sport's greatest names.

What's Included?

  • Private cricket lesson at the MCC Cricket Academy at Lord’s Cricket Ground
  • Can be taken as either a private session for one person, or a private session shared between two people
  • Improve your cricketing skills with the finest coaching and state-of-the-art analysis technology
  • Choose either a one-hour batting session (including Hawk-Eye analysis) or bowling session (including PitchVision analysis)
  • Available for all ability levels, from beginners to advanced cricketers

Exclusive to TRULY

  • TRULY guests will also receive a commemorative mini bat signed by Former England Test Batsman James Taylor

Description

The ideal gift for cricket lovers, guests can hone their bowling or batting skills at the 'Home of Cricket', Lord's Cricket Ground. Using cutting-edge, leading cricket coaching technology, Lord's is the only place in the world where guests can develop their skills with Hawk-Eye as a specialised bowling training tool and using PitchVision for specialised batting training in London's premier indoor cricket destination.

Lord's Cricket Ground is one of world sport's most iconic venues, celebrating its 200th anniversary in 2014. The first match played at Lord’s was in 1787, when businessman Thomas Lord staged a game between Middlesex and Essex at a newly built ground near Baker Street. Lord, a winemaker, oversaw the stadium and cricket's development in the country, while cleverly profiting from his wine shop, situated opportunistically at the ground's entrance. The current ground opened in 1814 and, since then, has gone on to host over 100 test matches.

There is no better destination for a budding cricketer, or dab hand at the sport, to develop their batting or bowling skills. The MCC Cricket Academy, situated within the ground, is at the forefront of cricket technology, with PitchVision and Hawk-Eye providing cutting-edge analysis.

The MCC Cricket Academy has a ‘breathable’ design, making it ideal to allow sunlight but not hard shadows – due to special sails in the roof. This also allows natural air to flow throughout the building, which is ideal to train all year round.

The session will be taken with an expert MCC Cricket Academy coach. A choice is available of either a Bowling Analysis or Batting Analysis session, both of which will take place over the course of an hour.

The Bowling Analysis session uses the Hawk-Eye software, which tracks balls bowled in the nets and pinpoints the speed, line and length of each delivery bowled; mapping it onto a virtual world of Lord’s Cricket Ground. The visual nature of the feedback is the strength of the system, making it very easy to understand. The lesson will generally be split between the nets and the Performance Analysis Suite, where feedback is provided.

The Batting Analysis session uses PitchVision to allow an instant in-net study of a player’s performance. Instant replays are available to view immediately after batting via a screen in the net itself; this allows the coach and batsman to analyse technique instantly, making feedback quicker and more relevant. After the session, all video is available to be viewed online through PitchVision’s site. On the side of safety, all nets have shock absorbers at the bowling crease to protect the bowlers from injury.

Description

The ideal gift for cricket lovers, guests can hone their bowling or batting skills at the 'Home of Cricket', Lord's Cricket Ground. Using cutting-edge, leading cricket coaching technology, Lord's is the only place in the world where guests can develop their skills with Hawk-Eye as a specialised bowling training tool and using PitchVision for specialised batting training in London's premier indoor cricket destination.

Lord's Cricket Ground is one of world sport's most iconic venues, celebrating its 200th anniversary in 2014. The first match played at Lord’s was in 1787, when businessman Thomas Lord staged a game between Middlesex and Essex at a newly built ground near Baker Street. Lord, a winemaker, oversaw the stadium and cricket's development in the country, while cleverly profiting from his wine shop, situated opportunistically at the ground's entrance. The current ground opened in 1814 and, since then, has gone on to host over 100 test matches.

There is no better destination for a budding cricketer, or dab hand at the sport, to develop their batting or bowling skills. The MCC Cricket Academy, situated within the ground, is at the forefront of cricket technology, with PitchVision and Hawk-Eye providing cutting-edge analysis.

The MCC Cricket Academy has a ‘breathable’ design, making it ideal to allow sunlight but not hard shadows – due to special sails in the roof. This also allows natural air to flow throughout the building, which is ideal to train all year round.

The session will be taken with an expert MCC Cricket Academy coach. A choice is available of either a Bowling Analysis or Batting Analysis session, both of which will take place over the course of an hour.

The Bowling Analysis session uses the Hawk-Eye software, which tracks balls bowled in the nets and pinpoints the speed, line and length of each delivery bowled; mapping it onto a virtual world of Lord’s Cricket Ground. The visual nature of the feedback is the strength of the system, making it very easy to understand. The lesson will generally be split between the nets and the Performance Analysis Suite, where feedback is provided.

The Batting Analysis session uses PitchVision to allow an instant in-net study of a player’s performance. Instant replays are available to view immediately after batting via a screen in the net itself; this allows the coach and batsman to analyse technique instantly, making feedback quicker and more relevant. After the session, all video is available to be viewed online through PitchVision’s site. On the side of safety, all nets have shock absorbers at the bowling crease to protect the bowlers from injury.

Group Size Options

This experience can be enjoyed as a private session for one person or as a private session shared between two people. Please state number of attendees when booking.

Larger groups can be priced upon request, for any group size from 3 to 25 people. Contact your TRULY concierge for more information.


Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue.

When booking: Please inform whether you desire a batting or bowling session, and how many people are attending.

Equipment/clothing: Cricket whites must be worn, with non-studded footwear (e.g. trainers). Guests need to provide their own equipment, e.g. your own bat for batting lessons. You should bring your own protective wear, including helmet (under 18s are required to wear a helmet at all times).

Duration: Lessons last one hour. Note that for bowling lessons, this time is split between bowling deliveries and analysing your data (typically 40 mins in the net and 20 mins in the analysis suite).

Cancellations: At least seven days' notice is required for any cancellations or amendments to bookings.

Opening hours: Private lessons are available Monday to Sunday, 9am to 10pm, although there may be some seasonal variation (for example, reduced late hours during summer).

Closures: MCC Cricket Academy is closed for private lessons on the dates of international cricket matches at Lord's. It is also closed between 10am and 5pm on dates where children's courses are being run during school holidays.

All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least 3 weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

Group Size Options

This experience can be enjoyed as a private session for one person or as a private session shared between two people. Please state number of attendees when booking.

Larger groups can be priced upon request, for any group size from 3 to 25 people. Contact your TRULY concierge for more information.


Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue.

When booking: Please inform whether you desire a batting or bowling session, and how many people are attending.

Equipment/clothing: Cricket whites must be worn, with non-studded footwear (e.g. trainers). Guests need to provide their own equipment, e.g. your own bat for batting lessons. You should bring your own protective wear, including helmet (under 18s are required to wear a helmet at all times).

Duration: Lessons last one hour. Note that for bowling lessons, this time is split between bowling deliveries and analysing your data (typically 40 mins in the net and 20 mins in the analysis suite).

Cancellations: At least seven days' notice is required for any cancellations or amendments to bookings.

Opening hours: Private lessons are available Monday to Sunday, 9am to 10pm, although there may be some seasonal variation (for example, reduced late hours during summer).

Closures: MCC Cricket Academy is closed for private lessons on the dates of international cricket matches at Lord's. It is also closed between 10am and 5pm on dates where children's courses are being run during school holidays.

All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least 3 weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

How it works

  • Choose your experience

    Treat yourself or share with someone you truly care about.

  • We arrange everything

    Our concierge will arrange everything, even the little extras.

  • Relax and enjoy

    Simply show up and savour the memory that will last a lifetime.

Location

Lord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood Rd, London NW8 8QN

MCC Cricket Academy Lord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood Rd, London NW8 8QN

Hit for Six: Private Cricket Lesson at MCC Cricket Academy, Lord’s Cricket Ground

Reviews

  • Cricket fanatic birthday treat

    Henry really enjoyed his experience @ Lords with excellent professional coaching .

    Great day

    Excellent day, i am looking forward to the email arriving with the video footage

  • Great Coaching!

    The Truly team were great in providing info and details and answering questions beforehand, and Daniel really enjoyed and benefited from the coaching (James and Simon) on both days.

    Ran very smoothly

    Ran very smoothly and my son enjoyed the experience. Very friendly communications.

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