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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.

Daily Boost

The Daily Boost aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day, benefiting their long-term physical and mental health and wellbeing.

National Governing Bodies

England and Wales Cricket Board

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Houghton And Thurnby Cricket Club

Leicestershire Cricket Club With Senior Teams In Divs 1, 5E & 7E. Extensive Junior Section Including a Leading Girls Cricket Set Up. All New Players Welcome - Just Drop Us a Message.

ECB Emergency Support Programmes for Cricket

ECB Emergency Support Programmes for Cricket

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

Women's Cricket Operations Executive

Women and girl's Cricket is set to be transformed as part of an exciting strategy to inspire generations by connecting communities and improving lives through Cricket, ensuring Cricket is a game for all.

Amna Rafiq

Community Engagement Officer

http://www.leicestershirecricket.co.uk/

Partners

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    Melton LSA
    Active Oadby and Wigston
    Active Hinckley and Bosworth
    Active Rutland
  • Harborough LSA
    NWL LSA
    Equality Standard
    Leicestershire County Council
    Active Leicester
  • Active Partnerships
    Charnwood LSA
    Sport England
    Blaby LSA

Partners

  • Active Rutland
    Safeguarding
  • Blaby LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Harborough LSA
    Sport England
  • Equality Standard
    Active Oadby and Wigston
  • Melton LSA
    Charnwood LSA
  • Active Partnerships
    Active Leicester
  • NWL LSA
    Active Hinckley and Bosworth