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.
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!
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.
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 Pete.Boot@dcfcricket.com
Along with our funding partners, The Derbyshire Cricket Foundation try to provide other opportunities for the Street participants such as Regional and National competitions.
|Day & Time
|117 Harrington St, Pear Tree, Derby DE23 8PB
|Derby Moor Academy, Moorway Ln, Littleover, Derby DE23 2FS
|Broomfield Ave, Hasland, Chesterfield S41 0LP
|Bracknell Dr, Alvaston, Derby DE24 0BT
|Bolsover, Chesterfield S44 6XA
|Porter Rd, Belvoir St, Derby DE23 6NL
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