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Cricket has always played an active role in the identity of Luton, with famous England spinner Monty Panesar hailing from the town. Previously played as an outdoor sport, cricket is now often played indoors as well. This is due to indoor cricket nets and leagues being available both outdoor and indoor throughout the year, meaning the sport can be enjoyed all year round. Cricket is a hugely sociable sport and a great way to meet like-minded individuals. The benefits of playing the sport include helping to improve endurance and stamina, balance and coordination, as well as aiding in improving your hand-eye coordination.
Stockwood Park Academy is home to a range of sports, but it particularly accommodates to cricket players. The Luton-based venue has outdoor nets on an artificial surface. This means it can be used to practice, whatever the weather, and allows you to hone in on whichever skill set you require, be it bowling or batting.
Chalk Hills Academy offers a different kind of cricket venue, but still equally as enjoyable. The sports hall at Chalk Hills Academy allow you to play the sport indoors, meaning that no matter the weather conditions are outside, you’ll never need to miss a session.
Wardown Park in Luton has a well-maintained grass cricket pitch available for hire. Wardown Park is set in picturesque parkland where Luton cricket players should definitely consider booking. A 5 minute walk from city centre means that it’s very easy to get to and provides the perfect cool down after a tiring game.