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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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Apex Multisports Bedfordshire

Apex Multisports Bedfordshire

Apex Multisports Bedfordshire started in August 2014 having been invited by Team beds and Luton to deliver across the No Limits programme as well as in partnership with Bedfordshire based colleges, the university of Bedfordshire and National Governing Bod

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LUTONIAN CRICKET CLUB

WE ARE A COMMUNITY CRICKET CLUB. WE HAVE 2 SUNDAY TEAMS, 2 SATURDAY AND 2 COLTS TEAMS (U12 & U14). WE PLAY COMPETITIVE CRICKET LEAGUE.
WE PROVIDE FREE COACHING TO PLAYERS. WE ARE A FOCUSED CLUB IN LUTON. NEW PLAYERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME.

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Langford Cricket Club

Provides first class coaching, training and cricket playing facilities for male and female adults and children within the village of Langford, east Bedfordshire.

We play in the BCCL, BISCL and Youth Leagues in the county.

AJ Sports Group Limited

AJ Sports Group Limited

AJ Sports Group Limited is a family friendly Sports Club based in Stewartby, Bedfordshire promoting high level sports teams, fun sessions, birthday parties and school holiday camps.

Kempston Ladies Cricket Club

Kempston Ladies Cricket Club

We are a friendly ladies cricket team always welcoming new players. We cater for any ladies, whether total beginners or experienced players - come along and give it a try!

Cricket East

Cricket East

Cricket East is a collaborative organisation responsible for delivering the England & Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) participation & growth activities and supporting recreational cricket across the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire an

England and Wales Cricket Board

England and Wales Cricket Board

The England and Wales Cricket Board is the governing body for all cricket in England and Wales.

Special Olympics Great Britain

Special Olympics Great Britain

Special Olympics offers a lifetime of learning through sport and benefits individuals of all ages and ability levels – from those with low motor abilities to highly skilled athletes.

Lord's Taverners

Lord's Taverners

The Lord's Taverners charity enables young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and those with disabilities to enjoy sport. In addition to the young people they support, they measure the impact by the 'sporting chances' they create.

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.

Disability Cricket Development Officer

Leicestershire County Cricket Club, in partnership with the Lord’s Taverners wish to appoint a Disability Development Officer to deliver Lord’s Taverners disability programmes (SEND programme and Super 1s) across Leicestershire & Rutland.

England Men - Head of Performance Science & Medicine

We’re introducing this exciting role to provide vision, direction, strategy and operational leadership to the England Men’s Performance Science & Medicine department, to ensure that England Cricket creates and retains competitive advantage, and that all players on England programmes are optimally prepared to train and perform.