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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.

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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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

PARLEY Cricket Club

PARLEY Cricket Club

Successful, well equipped community club. Nationally recognised Clubmark accreditation. Excellent training and coaching facilities. Affordable cricket at our home ground. Friendly social atmosphere. 5 adult sides, ladies, girls and youth from age 8 to 16.

BH Live

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.

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

Littledown

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 Leisure Centre

Ferndown Leisure Centre

A leisure centre catering for all ages and abilities

Lifeline Training

Lifeline Training

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

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

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

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 Coach

Activate Camps are looking to hire top quality, dedicated coaches to work on The Cricket Academy. We have various opportunities available in multiple locations across the country during the Summer Holidays. This is a fantastic opportunity to use and further develop your coaching skills working for an industry leader.

Cricket Coach

Activate Camps are looking to hire top quality, dedicated coaches to work on The Cricket Academy. We have various opportunities available in multiple locations across the country during the Summer Holidays. This is a fantastic opportunity to use and further develop your coaching skills working for an industry leader.

Cricket Coach

Activate Camps are looking to hire top quality, dedicated coaches to work on The Cricket Academy. We have various opportunities available in multiple locations across the country during the Summer Holidays. This is a fantastic opportunity to use and further develop your coaching skills working for an industry leader.

Cricket Coach

Activate Camps are looking to hire top quality, dedicated coaches to work on The Cricket Academy. We have various opportunities available in multiple locations across the country during the Summer Holidays. This is a fantastic opportunity to use and further develop your coaching skills working for an industry leader.

Cricket Coach

Activate Camps are looking to hire top quality, dedicated coaches to work on The Cricket Academy. We have various opportunities available in multiple locations across the country during the Summer Holidays. This is a fantastic opportunity to use and further develop your coaching skills working for an industry leader.

Keith Brewer

Dorset Development Manager

07785 722270