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.
Street sessions are slowly restarting again! Here are the first few centres to re-open for taster sessions:
Tuesday 13 April
4.00 – 6.00 PM: HOUNSLOW YOUTH – JAMIA MASJID & ISLAMIC CENTRE (TW4 5HU)
5.00 – 7.00 PM: K&C YOUTH – HAZLEWOOD FOOTBALL PITCH (W10 5DY)
Wednesday 14 April
11.00 – 1.00 PM: HOUNSLOW YOUTH – INWOOD PARK (TW3 1XA)
2.30 – 4.30 PM: EALING YOUTH – SOUTHALL RECREATION GROUND (UB2 5PE)
Thursday 15 April
11.00 – 1.00 PM: CAMDEN YOUTH – QUEEN’S CRESCENT COMMUNITY CENTRE (NW5 4QE)
2.30 – 4.30 PM: WESTMINSTER YOUTH – LISSON GROVE (NW8 8RZ)
5.30 – 7.30 PM: TOWER HAMLETS YOUNG ADULTS – VICTORIA PARK (E9 5DY)
If you require further information, please contact Shakeel Ahmed [email protected]