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Netting at Reeds School
« on: October 25, 2017, 05:29:50 PM »

So a big public school near where I live has opened an amazing state if the art cricket school.

So I manfully took up the challenge of trying it out for the forum.

To help I took my 7 year old son...

There are a few pictures but without photobucket I am failing!

First net https://imgur.com/gallery/VSlb1
https://imgur.com/gallery/qw5D0

More later...
« Last Edit: October 25, 2017, 08:51:29 PM by Buzz »
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Re: Netting at Reeds School
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2017, 05:39:08 PM »

Is this the one in Surrey?
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Re: Netting at Reeds School
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2017, 06:06:54 PM »

Right, so it is half term and there is no one using the new indoor school at the moment, so I took the opportunity to try out the facilities.

More details here:
http://www.reeds.surrey.sch.uk/cricketcentre

At the school there is pitch vision, a Merlin machine and multiple other bowling machines as well as all the other facilities you would need at an indoor school.

We had a really good session with a coach who helped me and my son.
I worked on front foot, spin and the hook shot in a session that lasted over an hour and a half.

My son just tried to go after Merlin. It was a comical sight!

Reasonable to say I took a few hits to the body and one to the lid against the quick stuff and Merlin made me look a beginner at the start with ripping leg breaks...

Still it was great to get some pointers from a young coach who has just started out who has, I believe, absolutely the right philosophy about batting technique.

Sadly there are no videos of me this time, but I hope to go again next week and will see what I can do.
« Last Edit: October 25, 2017, 06:09:42 PM by Buzz »
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Re: Netting at Reeds School
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2017, 08:13:37 PM »

Looks amazing and great facility for anywhere, let alone a school! I really do like the playing surface they went for as opposed to the skiddy smooth ones you normally see. Anyone who can use those facilities on a regular basis is a lucky bunny!
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Re: Netting at Reeds School
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2017, 08:29:12 PM »

Outstanding facility, apparently 5 nets with each one replicating the playing surface of a different iconic ground around the world.

Cost the school 2.3m to build, guess it isnt going to be cheap to hire a lane, but possible venue for next southern nets?
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Re: Netting at Reeds School
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2017, 08:41:09 AM »

That looks amazing
Well worth the outlay if it replicates a true cricket surface

Definitely up for a forum meet there if possible
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Re: Netting at Reeds School
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2017, 09:21:12 AM »

Looks quality! Id be keen
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Re: Netting at Reeds School
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2017, 09:23:24 AM »

Lets sort one out before Christmas!!
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Re: Netting at Reeds School
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2017, 11:01:09 AM »

Outstanding facility, apparently 5 nets with each one replicating the playing surface of a different iconic ground around the world.

Cost the school 2.3m to build, guess it isnt going to be cheap to hire a lane, but possible venue for next southern nets?

Lane hire is only a tad more expensive than the oval, and easier to get to (for me anyway!) so seems like a great venue, if not for a full-blown southern net, a smaller get-together (1 or 2 nets for a couple of hours on a weekday evening anyone?) this side of Xmas.
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Re: Netting at Reeds School
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2017, 04:45:22 PM »

Where can I find the prices for the nets hire? Might be being stupid but I couldn't see anywhere!

Cheers
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Re: Netting at Reeds School
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2017, 05:57:23 PM »

Where can I find the prices for the nets hire? Might be being stupid but I couldn't see anywhere!

Cheers

Can't paste the link now but there's a PDF flyer on the page about the cricket school
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Re: Netting at Reeds School
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2017, 06:04:59 PM »

I must be blind, i can find the PDF but not any prices

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Re: Netting at Reeds School
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2017, 06:30:11 PM »

If I ever got a bat in my hand at this place it will be the poshest place I've ever hit a ball in my life!

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Re: Netting at Reeds School
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2017, 06:46:47 PM »

http://www.reeds.surrey.sch.uk/cricket-school

The prices are right at the foot of the page
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Re: Netting at Reeds School
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2017, 07:41:05 PM »

looks like a tough job but someones got to do it ;)
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