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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

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BereRegis Sports Club

BereRegis Sports Club

Bere Regis Sports Club manages the recreation ground at Bere Regis. It also supports Bere Regis cricket and football clubs.

Dorset Indian Tigers Ltd

Dorset Indian Tigers Ltd

Dorset Indian Tigers Ltd is registered to play for summer leagues, summer evening leagues and winter indoor cricket leagues.

St. Osmund's Community Sports Centre

St. Osmund's Community Sports Centre

Sports Community centre, with facilities to cater for tennis and cricket outdoors, a 4 court sports hall + 5 a-side football, dance studio and studio hall

Ferndown Wayfarers Cricket Club

Ferndown Wayfarers Cricket Club

Cricket Club with 4 Saturday teams, 1 Sunday team and 1 Wednesday evening league team, and friendly matches. Junior cricket from u9 to u15

Wessex Coach Education

Wessex Coach Education

UK Coaching Partner Centre - delivering UK Coaching workshops including, Safeguarding & Protecting Children.
FA Centre - delivering FA Safeguarding Children Workshops

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Winton CC

Winton CC is a community cricket club providing cricket for local people. We offer adult and youth cricket from age 5 for boys and girls, mean and women

Marnhull Cricket Club

Marnhull Cricket Club

Marnhull Cricket Club is delighted to be running softball cricket training for women and girl's aged 12+. Training is run every Thursday evening 19:00 - 20:30. With a number of softball cricket festivals lined up throughout the summer,

Blandford Cricket Club

Blandford Cricket Club

The Blandford Cricket Club is a community cricket club with Club Mark status.
We offer affordable cricket at all levels for everybody in the local community. This can be competitive or social, adult or junior, playing both indoors and outdoors. We have a

BRS Coaching Academy

BRS Coaching Academy

At BRS it is our goal to inspire the next generation of young athletes, of all abilities. Using our PPA sessions in schools, football centres and Multi-sports holiday camps to encourage a healthy, positive lifestyle & most importantly nurturing a desire f

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.

Wicketz Development Officer

Initial 2 Year Term Worcestershire Cricket Board and Warwickshire Cricket Board in partnership with the Lord’s Taverners wish to appoint a Development Officer to continue to grow the Wicketz programme across the West Midlands.

This exciting role seeks an energetic and experienced individual who can deliver across a wide range of key priorities and objectives. The role combines programme development with cricket coaching focused on the personal development of participants. The role will be responsible for engaging young people and recruiting volunteers from areas of deprivation/hard to reach groups into becoming active members of local Community Wicketz Hubs.

Keith Brewer

Dorset Development Manager

07785 722270