Seven Kings Park has been an established cricket site for more than 40 years now and has seen generations of local cricketers play cricket in the park.
With Ford’s Sports and Social Club and Hainault Recreation Ground (also popular cricket sites) just down the road, it is a clear indication of the extreme demand and passion for the sport in the local area is as strong as ever.
As part of the Community Ownership model being piloted in East London, Vision Redbridge agreed terms with Grassroots Trust to manage the site and to oversee all cricket activities on site.
In 2019 they partnered up with London Tigers Cricket Club, who currently run three adult teams as well as a thriving junior section.
Grassroots Trust and London Tigers have now structured their junior programme to include All Stars
Cricket, Dynamos Cricket and a schools programme, which four local schools will run to their provision.
In 2019, Grassroots Trust ran their first ever winter tape-ball league on the new NTP.
A legacy for future generations
In 2018, The London Cricket Trust installed a non-turf pitch (NTP) and a two lane net facility which has enhanced the existing cricket facilities at Seven King’s park, enabling even more people to play cricket in the park.
To further boost the activation of the new facilities, the LCT donated brand new cricket starter kits to several local schools. The equipment was gratefully received as many schools lack any form of cricket equipment despite it being a popular sport amongst their pupils.