Merchant Taylors’ Julian Hill Cricket Centre is being designed to serve both the school and wider community

Merchant Taylors’ has begun construction of its Julian Hill Cricket Centre, named in memory of an old boy of the Northwood school. The facility will be for the school and wider community, including Middlesex CCC and Sunrisers, and will include indoor bowling lanes capable of replicating conditions for spin and seam, a specialist fielding area, video analysis equipment, a viewing gallery and a large events space.

Merchant Taylors' cricket vision
The Julian Hill Cricket Centre, named in honour of an old boy of Merchant Taylors, will serve both the school and wider cricketing community. Pictured above are Middlesex player Tim Murtagh and club coach Rory Coutts with MTS Year 9 pupils, Rishi, Rishane and Eashan

Breaking ground alongside the Head Master were Duncan Eggar, Chairman of Governors, Amanda Hill, sister of Julian, whose gift of £1m to the project helped bring it to this point, and MTS Year 9 pupil and Middlesex U13 player, Rishi. Other major donors to the project, school Governors, members of Middlesex CCC staff, representatives from Sports Clubhouses and Boom Construction, and the school’s project team were all present at the ceremony. 

You can find out more about the cricket centre project, and lend your support, at

Merchant Taylors’ School

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