Platform Cricket

Developing London's children in and through cricket


Regretfully, all Platform Cricket activities are currently suspended.

This comes in light of the UK Government's closure of schools and leisure centres, and following the ECB's suspension of all cricket.

We hope to be back up and running as soon as possible. For now, please take all precautions to remain safe & healthy.

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About Us

Thamesmead Tigers in action at a Mini Super 8s Day

Our Mission

  • Increase the number of children in London participating in cricket
  • Increase the amount of children from disadvantaged and BAME backgrounds participating in cricket
  • Support personal and social development through cricket

School session at St Stephen's, New Cross

What do we do?

  • Deliver in-school coaching programmes
  • Run competitive inter-school festivals
  • Establish a "pop up" cricket club that allows access to community cricket for children in areas with little to no existing provision

Inner London Boroughs

Where do we do it?

  • Our work is predominantly focussed on inner London
  • We identify wards with over 25% child poverty, over 50% BAME populations and little to no cricket provision 
  • We establish hubs across 2-3 wards that usually include 6-12 Primary Schools


What have we achieved so far?

  • 88 schools engaged
  • 4,682 children involved (3,119 of whom had not played cricket before)
  • 1,221 children experiencing competitive cricket
  • 37% of participants from disadvantaged background
  • 75% of participants from BAME backgrounds
  • 275 children participating in community cricket through 10 new “pop up” cricket club

Annual Report

Click here to download our Annual Report

Files coming soon.