Where to play Cricket in London
22 October 2020 • By - Jonathan
Cricket is a true staple of British culture. Summers are usually spent watching the wide array of county Cricket yet, this summer was different. While we may not have got the chance to watch our Cricket heroes, participation in the sport was incredibly high. If you are wondering how you can join the growing number of participants, Playfinder is here to help. We have compiled a list of some of the best cricket venues in London for you to swing into action.
Where to play in North London?
Haverstock School is amongst the best places to play cricket in London. Located near Chalk Farm station, the indoor venue provides a wonderful place to test your batting credentials. Open between 6pm and 10pm on weekdays, the venue is ideal for an after-work game. If you wish to play during a freer time, the venue is also open on weekends from 8am till 8pm.
Where to play in South London?
South London has some of the best Cricket nets and facilities in the capital. St Mark’s Academy in South, has excellent facilities are well maintained and in a great location for a meet up with friends or colleagues. Kept to a high standard, the cricket nets at St Mark’s Academy are the perfect place to practise your batting or bowling technique so you’re ready for the new season or your next match. The facility is only a short walk from Mitcham Eastfields station. It is open between 5pm and 10pm, and from 9am to 5pm on weekends.
Where to play in Central London
Somers Town Community Centre is the ideal venue to get away from the stresses of working in Central London. The indoor cricket facilities are a short walk from King’s Cross Station and are open throughout the entire week. During school term time, the venue is available from 3pm till 10pm between Monday and Friday. However, on Saturday’s Somers Town Community Centre is open between 9am and 9pm, and from 10am till 9pm on Sunday.
Where to play in East London?
Looking to channel you inner Joe Root? Flanders Playing Field may be the answer for you. A mere stone’s throw from East Ham station, the venue boasts pristine cricket nets for you to use at your leisure. Moreover, the grass is regularly maintained so you have the option of where and how you wish to play. Throughout the week the venue is open between 9am and 10pm.
Where to play in West London?
In West London, searching for the best place to play cricket? You should look no further than Oaks Park High School. Situated near Barkingside station, the excellent cricket nets and indoor facilities are ideal for sharpening your game. The facilities are available from Monday to Friday from 6pm till 10pm. However, the weekend opening hours differ; Saturday between 7:30am and 7pm; Sunday from 7.30am till 4pm.