Set to open in 2024, the new facility will be the world’s first inclusive cricket education centre, open to players of all abilities and disabilities.

Earlier this year it was announced that the University of Worcester was granted planning permission for the world’s first International Inclusive Cricket Centre.

The centre will provide a place where visually impaired and blind cricketers, physically disabled cricketers, deaf, and those with a learning disability cricketers can play alongside female and male cricketers with no impairments at all levels of ability.

Above: An artist’s impression of the proposed cricket centre at the University of Worcester’s Severn Campus.

The new facility, which will provide a hub for national disability teams, will include indoor net practice facilities and onsite teaching areas for students to learn in.

More World-Class U.K. University Cricket Facilities

As the home of cricket, the U.K. is a great destination for students to pursue their passion for cricket alongside their education.

Here are some more impressive cricket facilities owned by U.K. universities.

Loughborough University

Loughborough University’s Cricket Centre is home to the National Cricket Performance Centre for the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). The centre has a world-class indoor training centre available for students and two first-class standard pitches.

Durham University

Durham University Cricket Club trains in the Maiden Castle Sports Complex using state-of-the-art indoor facilities. The team has played at The Racecourse since 1843. To date, the ground has hosted over 30 first-class matches and has a capacity of 8,500.

Read more about U.K. University Cricket

Whether you are an aspiring cricket professional or simply wish to remain involved in the sport alongside your university studies, there are a wide variety of opportunities offered throughout the U.K. university sport system.


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