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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

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National Governing Bodies

England and Wales Cricket Board

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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.

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.

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 Community Coach

We're looking to recruit a Cricket Community Coach to support our team in delivering high quality professional cricket activities within our schools programme

DCB Cricket Development Coach

We are currently looking to recruit a Cricket Development Coach to join the existing coaches and support the development team in delivering high quality professional cricket activities within our Schools and Community programmes. The successful candidate will have experience of working in cricket/sports coaching, developing core sporting activities and increasing the number of children and young people taking an interest in the game.

Marketing & Content Executive

The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation is the official charity and community arm of Yorkshire County Cricket Club. Using the power of cricket, the foundation runs community projects across the county, aiming to make a lasting, positive impact on the lives of those living in Yorkshire.

The Foundation is going through an exciting period of growth and a fantastic opportunity has arisen to join the team in the role of Marketing & Content Executive. This pivotal role will take a strategic lead with the development and implementation of The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation’s (YCF) marketing & content activities.