Peter May Sports Centre

135 Wadham Road, Walthamstow
London E17 4HR

Game of cricket at Peter May Sports Ground

Borough: LB Waltham Forest
Acreage: 32

Booking information

Jade Slater

T: 020 7323 0331

Our Facilities

  • 4 Adult football pitches
  • 2 9v9 (junior) football pitches
  • 2 5v5 (mini-soccer) pitches
  • 4 Cricket pitches
  • 1 Full size 3G artificial turf pitch (includes 2 x 9v9 and 4 x 7v7 pitches)
  • Car parking

Head Groundsman

Paul Cox

07557 449 461


We acquired this ground in 1991 and transformed it into our flagship site thanks to funding from the Peter May Memorial Appeal and the Sports Lottery. In addition to its range of sports pitches the ground provides an indoor cricket hall, health and fitness studios and changing rooms managed by Better. The state of the art 3G surface has pitch markings for 11v11, 9v9 and 7v7 football.

Today the ground provides football and cricket pitches to clubs, schools and universities. It also provides a London base for the Essex County Cricket Board to identify and develop talented young cricketers. Over half of the double winning Essex team of 2019 have come through Peter May Sports Centre.

We host Walthamstow Parkrun at the ground every Saturday morning and a mini-soccer hub on the 3G pitch every Sunday morning.

For bookings of the Sports Hall for indoor cricket, badminton and other activities contact Better on 020 8531 9358.

How do I book a pitch?

Please visit our Book a Pitch page for further information.

How do I book the indoor cricket nets or fitness suites?

The indoor facilities are managed and operated by Better who can be contacted on 020 8531 9358 or visit

Are there any car parking restrictions?

There is a height restrictor on the entrance to the facility. The maximum clear height is 2.1m (6’ 10”). For access for over-height vehicles please use the intercom at the gate or call 07514 729095 for assistance.


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