Sir Christopher Ondaatje Devon Cricket Centre

This centre has boosted cricketing opportunities in Devon for young cricketers, adults, talented players, clubs and Devon’s teams as well as the University’s cricket programme. 

The England and Wales Cricket Board provided £1.6 million funding from the Club Community Development Programme, which was made up of Exchequer funding and managed by Sport England. £250,000 was generously donated by Sir Christopher Ondaatje, and the Centre is named in his honour. Further grants were offered by the Devon Cricket Board, MCC, Lords Taverners, Devon County Cricket Club, the Tony Coles Trust.

All clubs and cricket organisations are encouraged to use this high class facility and are welcome to visit at any time.  It has been built for clubs to use so please enquire about bookings!


                x4 Full length nets (38 metres long)
                800 Sq metre playing area
                Indoor Cricket 
                Video Analysis
                Bowling Machines
                1750 lux lighting
                High Performance Flooring System

Pricing (Hourly): 

  Off Peak Peak
1 Net £12:00 £15:00
2 Nets £22:00 £25:00
3 Nets £32:00 £35:00
4 Nets £42:00 £45:00
Max 6 players per net

Off peak hours: 07:30 - 15:00        

For block booking discounts please enquire.  

Click here for information about 1:2:1 specialist coaching. 
Booking enquiries:

University Sports Park reception: 01392 264452

How to find us: 

Map & Directions

A Google Map is available.

For those of you with SAT NAV instruments, here is the Postcode: EX4 4QN

By Road

From the M5

From the East via A303/A30

After the junction with the M5 (J29) follow the signs for Exeter Business Park. The route then follows the directions given under ‘From the M5’.

From the West via the A30

If you are unfamiliar with Exeter or are travelling at peak times, when this route can be congested, we recommend that you join the M5 and follow the instructions from Junction 29.



“We are thrilled to house a much awaited indoor cricket facility for Devon. Rain or shine, cricketers of all ability will be able to work on their game in modern, purpose built facilities. The strong partnership of the University, Devon Cricket Board, and England and Wales Cricket Board has enabled the Centre to become a reality after 4 years of planning”
Phil Attwell, Director of Sport at the University of Exeter 

"Throughout my life, I have had a passion for sport. I firmly believe sport helps to develop an individual’s confidence, an understanding of the importance and enjoyment of being part of a team and a love of competition.  I am delighted to support such an important development in Devon and at the University as cricket is of great interest to me and, as an honorary graduate of Exeter, I am pleased to have the opportunity to be involved.Sir Christopher Ondaatje


“The centre is used extensively to develop cricketing opportunities across the county for youngsters, adults, clubs and Devon’s representative teams. This assures Devon’s reputation as the leading minor county, and act as a pathway for developing professional players of the future”. Jim Wood, Chair of Devon Cricket Board

DCB Ltd, University of Exeter Sports Hall, Stocker Road, Exeter, Devon EX4 4QN Company Registration Number: 7024773

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