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With England developing the game of cricket, it is no surprise that it has such a large following. Cricket is not just a summer sport anymore due to indoor cricket nets and leagues which are available throughout the year. Cricket pitches are equipped with numerous facilities, including floodlights and nets. These are available to hire on a pay as you play basis. Changing rooms and parking areas are available, making these clubs very accessible. You could choose between a grass pitch or an artificial, depending on the requirement. So be it anytime or any day of the year, cricket facilities in London are always available. We now look at some of the most popular cricket nets and pitches in London.
Top cricket nets in London
London Tigers Sports Centre is home to a range of sports but it particularly accommodating to cricket players. Based in Southall, West London, the venue has outdoor nets on an artificial surface. This means it can be used to practice your batting and bowling on no matter what the weather conditions are. The nearest station to the sports complex is Southall.
Brentside High School is home to a fantastic sports hall that has indoor cricket nets. This West London venue is an ideal place to play cricket during the winter months as you'll be able to work on your game whatever the weather. It has changing rooms and the nearest station is Castle Bar Park.
Indoor cricket nets are available to hire at Haverstock School in Camden, North London. The nearest station is Chalk Farm, making it extremely accessible for those in Central London looking for a knockabout after work. Changing rooms are also made available to players.
Top cricket pitches in London
The cricket pitch at Boddington Garden in Acton is yet another exemplar pitch in West London. Available to book for cricket league games as well as training sessions, this venue is a must for all cricket players. For those wishing to travel to the venue via public transport, the nearest station is Acton Town.
London Fields is based in Hackney and has a well-maintained grass cricket pitch available for hire. East London cricket players should definitely consider booking this cricket pitch. Hackney Central is the nearest station when travelling to the venue.
Cricket leagues and programmes
Cricket players looking for a competitive league to join should definitely check out Play On Sports. This venue’s six pitches can accommodate 6, 8 and 10 a side cricket and is ideal for a match with friends, as well as offering men’s, women’s and mixed leagues. The venue is just a short walk from Whitechapel Tube Station, making it ideal for those living or working in Central London.
Cricket for Change uses cricket to help transform the lives of disadvantaged young people. If you are interested in finding out more about what they do or if you would like to get involved yourself then feel free to browse the information about their different programmes on their website.
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