Epsom and Ewell is full of some of the best cricket facilities in London. The cricket pitches in this south west part of the city are usually grass surface, although a few of the venues have made the decision to install astro-turf wickets. These tend to be easier to maintain for the groundsman and sports staff. A few of the cricket facilities have cricket nets for players looking to practise their batting technique or bowling action. Bowling machines are sometimes available for any passionate cricketers wishing to focus solely on batting.