Shrewsbury School's Cricket Centre was opened in October 2006 by David Graveney, the then Chairman of Selectors for the English Cricket Board.
Will Hughes, then Director of Sport, said: "We are not aware of any other school that has installed a purpose-built cricket academy to comply with the English Cricket Board maximum dimensions. This academy is similar to those that have recently been built at Edgbaston and other County cricket grounds and at the University of Loughborough."
"It is designed to teach cricket. One of its unusual features is a large plasma screen on the wall with an action-replay device which can be set with a few seconds' delay so that cricket shots and bowling action can be recorded for players to view almost immediately".
The Cricket Centre provides a top class indoor cricket centre for use by local and regional clubs and the public around Shrewsbury and throughout Shropshire.
It has four lanes of nets protected by specially reinforced white nylon netting, and an outfield providing bowlers with 16 metres of run up, all on a 'supergrasse' floor which looks and feels like grass and provides pitches of test match standards. The individual nets can be taken away to provide a space for six a side cricket matches.
The centre includes a classroom for A-Level PE teaching or for coaching courses and video analysis. There is also a viewing gallery as well as changing rooms, a special room for umpires and an office and reception area.
For further information, please see the Cricket Centre information under Sporting Facilities for Hire.