Islington, in inner London, has a strong collection of high quality cricket venues. Grass cricket pitches are most common in the borough, but there are a few pitches that have an astroturf wicket to allow matches to continue in light rain. Looking to have a practise before a game or get back into form after the cricket winter sabbatical? Islington has cricket nets available for hiring online and some even have bowling machines on site to really hone batting skills. A few of the venues allow sports visitors to hire equipment like cricket balls and bats.