A cricket match is about so much more than just the game itself. It’s about the setting, the bar, the food and, of course, beautiful spaces in which to hold pre- and post-match entertainment. The HAC estate is a beautiful place set against the backdrop of the historic Armoury House. It has all the facilities you need to make a full-day event out of your cricket match with the convenience of a City location.
Our cricket pitch is the only one for hire in the Square Mile and is taken care of by our Head Groundsman, Bob Mills, and his team. Their expertise and the quality of the pitch is often commented on by the professional cricketers who play on it. Cricketing legend Mark Ramprakash said, “the HAC pitch is a very good pitch, every time I’m asked to come here I really look forward to it – the pitch has always played excellently – it’s a white looking pitch, dry, [with a] good even bounce.”
Catering and Event Spaces
We have the facilities and spaces to accommodate any catering needs including bars and barbecues in the Artillery Garden during your game. For more extensive post-match catering, Armoury House is an impressive setting for a standing drinks and canapé reception for up to 250 and the contemporary Prince Consort Rooms can host up to 350 for a sit-down dinner. The Prince Consort Rooms is equipped with all the AV facilities an organiser needs to host an awards ceremony, a charity auction or even play back highlights of the day’s match.
The Facilities, Prices and Details
A full day of cricket, finishing at dusk, costs £5,000 +VAT and our season runs from the last week of April through to the last week of September. Pitch hire comes with changing rooms and showers included and the grounds can host up to 250 spectators.
Unfortunately we cannot offer refunds if the Head Groundsman decides the game needs to be called off due to rain. We strongly suggest you obtain insurance to avoid disappointment.