Unprecedented Boost For Cricket In London


More than 50 cricket facilities will be installed in the capital between 2018 and 2020.

The London Cricket Trust, a registered charity formed by Essex, Kent, Middlesex and Surrey County Cricket Clubs, is working with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to ‘put cricket back into London’s parks.’

Essex’s Feroze Khushi was joined by Dawid Malan, Daniel Bell-Drummond and Scott Borthwick at the official launch of the London Cricket Trust, held to celebrate the opening of the new cricket facilities at Seven Kings Park, Redbridge.

Forhad Hussain, trustee of the London Cricket Trust said: “The demand for cricket facilities across London has never been greater and this programme is being launched at the perfect time.

“Everybody, the county clubs, ECB and councils across the city have come together to provide this massive boost to the game.”

The London Cricket Trust has already installed new facilities at Hillyfields in Lewisham, Streatham Common, Lampton School in Hounslow and Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets as well as Seven King Park in Redbridge.

A further 25 facilities, both new and non-turf pitches, will be installed before the start of the 2019 cricket season, with at least 20 new facilities to follow in 2020.