Street Cricket

Chance to Shine Street brings cricket to thousands of young people who traditionally face barriers to getting active. It uses the sport to increase aspiration, promote social cohesion and create opportunities in diverse communities and areas of deprivation. There are 200 Chance to Shine Street projects across the country.

Street cricket offers a different way into the sport, with 74% 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. 

It’s a fast-paced version of the game played with a tapeball - a tennis ball wrapped in electrical tape - in small enclosed spaces. With six players per team and 20 balls per innings, it’s cricket’s answer to five-a-side football. Check the rules out here.

All participants involved in Chance to Shine Street projects have the opportunity to take part in local competitions against other nearby projects, with the possibility of progressing to regional and then national competitions each year!  

Chance to Shine Street in Wiltshire

In Wiltshire we receive funding from Chance to Shine to deliver a Street programme in Swindon for 8-11 year olds.  The project runs on a Wednesday evening 5-6pm at St Joseph's Catholic College in Swindon and is completely free to attend!

If you would like more information on how to participate in one of our Street Cricket programmes, please contact Ali Goddard.

Ali Goddard

Ali Goddard

Cricket Development Manager (Schools, Junior Cricket, Coach Development)