Chance to Shine Street Cricket

Chance to Shine Street brings cricket to thousands of young people in urban areas.

It is a counter for the lack of accessible clubs and green space areas and aims to make cricket more accessible to young people. It can promote social cohesion and create opportunities to young people in diverse communities affected by anti-social behaviour and youth crime.

Every child, no matter where they live should have the opportunity to play or try cricket.

We at The Derbyshire Cricket Foundation agree with this and feel that every young person should have the opportunity to play cricket.

What is Street Cricket?

Street Cricket is a fast-paced version of the game played with a tape ball. Its 6 players per team with 20 balls per innings. It is cricket’s answer to 5 aside football!

There are two different types of sessions, Youths (8–15 year olds) and Young Adults (16–24 year olds). All the sessions are FREE and it’s a great chance to make new friends!

Find out more about Street Cricket Below!

Why do we offer Chance to Shine Street?

Chance to Shine Street is bringing the game to some of the most disadvantaged areas of England.

Three-quarters of Street cricketers live in the 30% most deprived areas of England and the sessions provide them with an alternative to hanging out on the streets or sitting at home in front of the TV. Street Cricket is appealing to children from diverse communities. 80% are from BAME backgrounds and two-thirds come from families of south-Asian heritage.

Street Cricket is helping to break down social barriers and integrate people into their local area.

Street Cricket offers a different way into the sport, with 87% of players not part of a traditional cricket club when they joined the sessions. Some – around 1 in 10 – do go on to play at a traditional cricket club or enter park-based T20 leagues but for most the Street project becomes their club.

What’s Currently On?

The Derbyshire Cricket Foundation run 6 projects across the County and they are listed below.

The Bolsover project is in partnership with Chesterfield FC Community Trust. The session is both football cricket.

If you would like to enquire further about this or about any of the other projects, please contact Pete at

Along with our funding partners, The Derbyshire Cricket Foundation try to provide other opportunities for the Street participants such as Regional and National competitions.

Project Address Day & Time Session Type
Sherwin 117 Harrington St, Pear Tree, Derby DE23 8PB Mondays 6.00 – 8.00pm Young Adult
Girls Street Derby Moor Academy, Moorway Ln, Littleover, Derby DE23 2FS Mondays 5.00 – 6.00pm Youth
Chesterfield Broomfield Ave, Hasland, Chesterfield S41 0LP Mondays 5.00 – 6.00pm Youth
St Martins Bracknell Dr, Alvaston, Derby DE24 0BT Tuesdays 6.00 – 7.30pm Youth
Bolsover Castle Leisure Park, Chesterfield S44 6QD Thursdays 6.30 – 7.30pm 11 – 18 year olds
Dale Primary Porter Rd, Belvoir St, Derby DE23 6NL Fridays 3.30 – 4.30pm Youth

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