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The aim of the batting team is to score as many 'runs' as possible - running between the wickets, exchanging ends with a second batsman (the non-striker), who has been waiting near the bowler's wicket.

An Overview of Cricket

Each completed exchange of ends scores one run, and the match is won by the team that scores the most runs. The aim of the bowler's team is to get each batsman out. A player is out if, for example, the bowled ball hits the wicket, or if a fielder catches the ball off the bat before it bounces.

Disability Cricket

As the governing body responsible for all cricket in England and Wales, ECB's vision is to become and remain the world's leading governing body in providing access to the sport of cricket for people with disabilities.

And to deliver a culture of inclusion at all levels within our sport and ensure that people with any impairment are respected and valued for the contribution that they make to the game.

Table Cricket

Table Cricket is a sport played in schools across the county, culminating each year with a National Final at Lord's, "Home of Cricket". Originally developed in 1990 Table Cricket was devised to offer another sporting option for youngsters, who could not take part in Paralympic sports, it was created especially for those with more severe physical impairments. The game involves a table tennis table (or similar surface area), side panels with sliding fielders, a ball launcher, a plastic ball and a wooden bat to simulate the game of cricket.

Benefits

  • Endurance and stamina.
  • Balance and coordination.
  • Physical fitness.
  • Improving hand-eye coordination.

Costs

Cricket bats start at £20 and increase to over £100 for more professional bats.

Involvement

If you're serious about your cricket and want to train on a regular basis, then joining a club is your best option - you'll receive professional coaching and guidance, and build your endurance and stamina as well as improving your coordination - all essential skills in cricket.

Equipment

Cricket equipment includes cricket bats, helmets, gloves, leg pads, cricket balls, and shoes

Facts

  • Test matches between England and Australia are known as The Ashes because of an obituary published in the Sporting Times in 1822 when England were beaten at home for the first time by Australia. The series defeat shocked the sporting world at the time, and prompted The Sporting Times newspaper to print a joke story on the 'death of English cricket'. The newspaper said the body of English cricket would be cremated and the ashes sent to Australia.

Find Cricket Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

All Stars Cricket

All Stars Cricket provides a fantastic first experience for all children aged 5-8 years old where they’re guaranteed 8 weeks of jam-packed fun, activity and skills development

Chance to Shine Street

Chance to Shine Street is bringing cricket to thousands of young people in urban areas.

This Girl Can

This Girl Can seeks to tell the real stories of women who get active or play sport in the way that’s right for them using images that show what activity really looks like in all its glory.

National Governing Bodies

England and Wales Cricket Board

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Town Malling Cricket Club

Town Malling Cricket Club

A cricket club in the heart of the West Malling community. Founded in 1827 cricket played here since 1705. We play both competitive and friendly cricket, with men’s, women’s and junior (girls & boys) teams.

The Mote cc

The Mote cc

Members' cricket club with 4 Saturday league sides and a Sunday and mid-week friendly side.

We also have a thriving Colts section providing regular qualified coaching, plus league and friendly matches for all ages

Mote Colts Cricket Club

Mote Colts Cricket Club

cricket club for boys and girls from ages 5 to 15.

Gravesend Cricket Club

Gravesend Cricket Club

Located in Gravesend at the historic Bat and Ball Ground dating back to 1868. Offering adult and colts cricket from u8s to u19s.

We run 5 adult sides on a Saturday (league & friendly) & Sunday/Wednesday (friendly) sides.

We have a large colts sectio

Westerham Cricket Club

Westerham Cricket Club

A cricket club providing facilities and arranging for the whole community around Westerham to play cricket.

Kent Cricket Performance Visually Impaired Squad

Kent Cricket Performance Visually Impaired Squad

A visually impaired cricket team, welcoming players from across Kent. The team currently plays in the BCEW Regional South & East League.

Faversham Cricket Club

Faversham Cricket Club

Faversham CC offers Cricket for all ages from adults down to unders 9s, girls and boys. We currently have teams in the Kent League, Regional League and Friendly matches. New members and supporters always welcome. Just get in touch!

Shurland Meadow Trust

Shurland Meadow Trust

Isle of Sheppey based trust that is the home to Sheppey Cricket Club and Eastchurch CC. From Summer 2020 we will have Sheerness East youth football at the site.

Sport For Fun - Whitstable

Sport For Fun - Whitstable

A multisport session for ALL children including those with physical and learning liabilities.Each session will include:Meet & Greet Games/Heart Rate Raiser/Physical Activity Session 1Physical Activity Session 2Cool Down using the essence of Yoga

Sport For Fun - Canterbury

Sport For Fun - Canterbury

A multisport session for ALL children including those with physical and learning disabilities. Each session will include: Meet & Greet Games/ Heart Rate Raiser/ Physical Activity Session 1 Physical Activity Session 2 Cool Down using the essence of Yoga

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Kent Recreational Cricket Welfare Trust

Kent Recreational Cricket Welfare Trust

The objectives of the Trust are to assist in the provision of facilities to encourage the play cricket for recreation for the general public; particularly children and young people in full-time education with the object of improving the conditions of life for such persons.

Club Cricket Charity Defib Fund

Club Cricket Charity Defib Fund

The Club Cricket Charity in partnership with the ECB, have supplied and distributed over 300 portable units to cricket teams and clubs across the UK. The charges through, supply partner The Community Heartbeat Trust, are at a huge discount to real costs.

ECB Emergency Support Programmes for Cricket

ECB Emergency Support Programmes for Cricket

As the recreational game returns to play, the two ECB emergency funding schemes that are available to cricket clubs and leagues have undergone some changes to specifically help clubs re-open and get games of cricket on under new COVID-19 guidelines.

Women and Girl's Development Officer

The Women and Girl’s Development Officer Position will be responsible for driving sustained participant growth in Women and Girl’s game in Worcestershire. Acting as the main point of contact for Women and Girl’s hub clubs, driving club volunteers, delivery of all Softball Festivals and Women and Girls competitions whilst also creating outstanding experiences for all Women and Girl’s as they are introduced to our game.

Community Cricket Coach

The Community Cricket Coach role will be responsible for delivery of high quality, fun and engaging cricket sessions in Schools, Wicketz, and Community projects throughout the year, creating outstanding experiences for all participants at every session.

Cricket Administrator

The Devon Cricket Board Ltd wish to appoint a Cricket Administrator (cover for Maternity Leave, but with a view to extension) to provide clerical and administrative support to the organisation and its professional staff. The successful applicant be will play a vital part in the smooth running of operations and the overall success of the organisation.

Wicketz Development Officer

Yorkshire Cricket Foundation are looking for a Wicketz Development Officer, reporting to the Participation Manager, based at Headingley Stadium with Flexible/Hybrid working. The role will also require travel across Leeds and Bradford.

In this role you will:
• Sustain and develop three, sustainable community cricket hubs across Leeds and Bradford, that operate all year round, offering participation, learning opportunities and personal development for 8-19 year olds.