London has had a long love affair with the sport of cricket and Westminster is blessed to have a few cracking venues for hire. MyLocalPitch allows sports fans to book the likes of Regents Park Tennis and Cricket venue online. Most the cricket pitches in the central borough are of the grass variety, but a few have now installed astroturf wickets. Nets are available at some venues and they are a fine way to practise your bowling or batting after the long break through the winter. Bowling machines are another way to hone batting skills and check with the cricket facility if they can be hired and costs.