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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.

National Governing Bodies

England and Wales Cricket Board

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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

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

BH Live

BH Live is the south coast’s leading operator of leisure and event venues; a social enterprise that designs and builds engaging experiences to inspire people and enrich lives.

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

Littledown

Set in 47 acres of parkland, with its own high ropes adventure complex, Littledown provides everything to encourage people of all ages and abilities to get active. It’s got some of the best gym, swimming and football facilities in the country.

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

BereRegis Sports Club

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

PARLEY Cricket Club

Successful community club with nationally recognised Club Mark accreditation. Affordable cricket at our home ground in a friendly social atmosphere. We have 5 adult sides and junior cricket from Under 5 to Under 16. Men, ladies, boys and girls welcome.

Swanage Cricket Club

Cricket for all starting with Kwik Cricket and Junior Teams throughout the age groups. We are starting Girls' Teams this season. We run 2 league sides on a Saturday and a friendly side on Sundays

Lifeline Training

Proving First Aid training and Qualifications to all industries, specialising in Sports and Education sector.

ECB Emergency Support Programmes for Cricket

ECB Emergency Support Programmes for Cricket

ECB Emergency Support Programmes for the recreational game during the coronavirus pandemic.

Non – Executive Directors

The Yorkshire Cricket Board is recruiting for Non – Executive Directors to actively support and guide the YCB in delivering their duties as a Company Limited by Guarantee.
If you have strong business skills and a passion for and experience of working in Recreational Cricket we would like to hear from you.

Keith Brewer

Dorset Development Manager

07785 722270