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Street Cricket

Street Cricket

Chance to Shine Street is bringing cricket to thousands of young people in inner-city areas. It uses the game to promote social cohesion and create opportunities in diverse communities affected by anti-social behaviour and youth crime.

We feel that every child, no matter where they live, should have the opportunity to enjoy cricket. Chance to Shine Street is a counter for a lack of clubs and green spaces in inner-city areas and aims to make cricket accessible to young people.

At sessions, young people play a fast-paced version of tape-ball cricket, using a tennis ball wrapped in electrical tape. Each innings lasts for 20 balls and games last for just 20 minutes. It needs very little cricket equipment.

Middlesex cricket runs the most Chance to Shine Street sessions in the country. We run sessions for ages 8-15 (Youth) and 16-24 (Young Adults) across the whole of the county.

Find your local Street centre:


5.00 – 7.00 PM: Tower Hamlets Young Adults (16-24). Stepney Green School (E1 4SD)

6.00 – 8.00 PM: Enfield Young Adults (16-24). College of North-East London (EN3 5HA)


4.00 – 6.00 PM: Kensington & Chelsea (Open). Hazlewood Sports Pitches (W10 5DY)


5.00 – 6.30 PM: Brent Young Adults (16-24). Newman Catholic College (NW10 3RN)


5.00 – 7.00 PM: Camden (Open). Queens Crescent Community Centre (NW5 4QE)

6.00 – 8.00 PM: Harrow Young Adults (16-24). Harrow Leisure Centre (HA3 5BD)


3.30 – 5.00 PM: Barnet Youth (8-15). Middlesex Cricket Indoor School (N3 2TA). Due to limited numbers, please contact Alex Hughes to book your place.

5.00 – 6.30 PM: Islington Young Adults (16-24). Arts and Media School (N4 3LS)

6.00 – 8.00 PM: Ealing (Open). William Perkin School (UB6 8PR). Due to limited numbers, please contact Alex Hughes to book your place.


10.00 – 12.00 PM: Haringey (Open). Selby Centre (N17 8JL)

1.00 – 2.30 PM: Islington Youth (8-15). Finsbury Park (N4 1EE)

If you require further information, please contact Alex Hughes.