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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 more 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.

This Girl Can

Tue, 01 Sep 2020

No one gets to choose how you exercise other than you. Your body, your call. And whatever that looks like, we think it’s worth celebrating.

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.

National Governing Bodies

England and Wales Cricket Board

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Telephone
020 7432 1200
Community Sports Foundation

Community Sports Foundation

Norwich City Community Sports Foundation (CSF) is the official charity partner of Norwich City Football Club and helps over 38,000 people every year achieve their goals through sport, supporting some of the most disadvantaged, disabled and talented people

Cricket without Boundaries

Cricket without Boundaries

Free pan-disability cricket coaching sessions for adults and children aged 11yrs and over, male and female

The Sports Factory

The Sports Factory

We are passionate about sharing sport with people and the community. We want to see lives changed as a result of engagement with sport, faith and the church.

Cricket

South Walsham Cricket Club

We play cricket on Sundays and mid week and always welcome new members. For more details please visit our website.

North Walsham Sports Centre

North Walsham Sports Centre

At North Walsham Sports Centre you can enjoy a vast array of activities in our sports hall, tennis courts and gymnasium too.

Top Coaching

Top Coaching

We're a small but dedicated team who provide sports coaching to children in Norfolk. Our courses include Football, Cricket, Multisports and Fencing.

Cromer Sports Centre

Cromer Sports Centre

Here at the Cromer Sports Centre you can enjoy a huge range of activities in our sports hall and on our outdoor artificial pitch.

ECB & LV Funds for Runs

ECB & LV Funds for Runs

1:00am - Thu 30th September, 2021

#Funds4Runs is a £1million community fund created to financially support areas of the recreational cricket game that have been impacted by COVID-19.

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.

Cricket Development Officer (Coach Development & Inclusion)

Leicestershire County Cricket Club are recruiting a (Maternity Cover) Cricket Development Officer (Coach Development & Inclusion) in order to continue this work during the Maternity Cover period. The Cricket Development officer for Coach Development & Inclusion will continue to manage and administer the Coach Development offer, running accredited courses and growing the CPD offer via the ECB Coaches Association.

Kieron Tuck

Development Manager

07785 722281

http://www.norfolkcricket.co.uk