Cricket is a hugely popular sport to play in Lambeth as there are so many excellent venues to choose from. Londoners living in this southern part of the city will find that most pitches are of the grass variety. Some sports venues have decided to install astroturf wickets as these are easier to manage and can be used in light rain. Cricket lovers in Lambeth are also able to book cricket nets and these are a fantastic way to practise bowling and batting with teammates ahead of the season. Bowling machines are occasionally able to be hired out, but check for availability and costs.