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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.

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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Chilwell Cricket Club

Chilwell Cricket Club

Founded in 1890, amateur cricket club with two Saturday teams in the South Notts Cricket Leagues - as well as two Sunday teams in the Newark Cricket Alliance Leagues.

The National Church of England Academy

The National Church of England Academy

Prime sports facilities that are available for hire to the local community in the evenings and the weekends.

Thera Trust

Thera Trust

Thera is a charitable group of companies which support people with a learning disability with a diverse range of needs, providing a range of support across the UK for around 3000 people with a learning disability.

Barnsley Premier Leisure

Barnsley Premier Leisure

Multi-use Leisure centres ion Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire

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.

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.

DCF Cricket Development Coach

Derbyshire Cricket Foundation is the Governing body for sport in the county and supports all aspects of recreational cricket. Our Vision is ‘To provide every person in Derbyshire with the opportunity to have a positive experience through cricket’.
DCF are looking to recruit a Cricket Development Coach to join the existing coaching team 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 interested in the game.

Trustee - Derbyshire Cricket Foundation

Derbyshire Cricket Foundation (“DCF”) is seeking to appoint new Trustees to our Board to help us change lives through cricket. The DCF is the Governing body for cricket in the county, and is also a registered charity which promotes health, well-being, and improved opportunities through involvement in cricket and physical activity.
We are seeking the appointment of at least three new Trustees, due to a number of our existing Trustees completing their terms of office during 2022.

East Midlands Regional Director of Women's Cricket

Women and girls' cricket is set to be transformed as part of an exciting ECB strategy to Inspire Generations by connecting communities and improving lives through cricket, ensuring cricket is a game for all. The East Midlands Regional Director of Women's Cricket role is an exciting opportunity to continue the work already in place and lead a senior team and academy for the region.

DCL Results Secretary for Premier, A, B, C East & C West Divisions

Following the decision of the current Result Secretary for the above 5 divisions to retire, the League wish to appoint a new officer. Expressions of interest are now invited for the post, with the successful applicant taking up the post prior to the commencement of the 2022 DCL season.

Nottinghamshire Cricket Board

0115 9823 000

http://www.nottscricket.com/