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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.

Sevenoaks Sport & Wellbeing

Sevenoaks Sport & Wellbeing

Sevenoaks Sport & Wellbeing is a free magazine in the Sevenoaks District in Kent which hosts an annual Showcase Event for local sports clubs.

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Betsham Cricket Club

Betsham Cricket Club is a village cricket club in North West Kent in the village of Betsham, a stone’s throw from Bluewater. We are a friendly club playing league cricket on Saturdays in the Kent County Village League and the occasional friendly on Sund

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!

Summer Training

Summer Training

Summer men's Cricket training session

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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.

Interest Free Loan Scheme for Cricket

Interest Free Loan Scheme for Cricket

The England and Wales Cricket Trust (EWCT) Interest Free Loan Scheme provides finance to clubs for capital projects to help them build and ensure a sustainable future.

ECB County Grants Funds

ECB County Grants Funds

The County Grants Fund aims to support affiliated cricket clubs to create welcoming environments, provide enhanced facilities and playing opportunities, and to help clubs tackle the impact of climate change.

ACE Development Officer

We are looking for someone who is passionate about the development of cricket and inspiring children in the Black British community into cricket.

North Devon Club & Community Cricket Coach

The Devon Cricket Board (DCB) wish to appoint a full time North Devon Club & Community Cricket Coach to support the implementation of its strategic plan in the North Devon area. This post is supported by Chance to Shine, the England & Wales Cricket Board and the Lords Taverners.

HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS

We are hiring a dedicated Head of Communications to join our Devon Cricket team. The successful candidate will support our internal and external communications strategy, write and disseminate publicity material, respond to enquiries from the public and media, develop our commercial offer and coordinate promotional events.

Assistant Pathway Coach

The Devon Cricket Board Assistant Pathway Coach is responsible for the Youth Development Programme within Devon and will manage our commercial 1:2:1 coaching offer. The post holder will need to structure these programmes and deliver on them in such a way that enables players to reach their potential and challenge for higher selection.