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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.

Make your Move

Tue, 06 Nov 2018

The greatest benefits to our physical and mental health comes when we go from doing no physical activity at all to doing just a little bit!

Rainbow Laces

Fri, 22 Nov 2019

Rainbow Laces – Come Out Active for LGBT equality in sport.

National Governing Bodies

England and Wales Cricket Board

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Telephone
020 7432 1200

Cossington Street Sports Centre

Cossington Street Sports Centre has a large swimming pool, sauna facilities and courts for outdoor activities.

King George's Field, Woodhouse Eaves

The field is managed by Woodhouse Parish Council as sole trustee. The field has tennis courts, a MUGA, 3 village halls, a children's play area, cricket and football pitches, car park, and a sports pavilion.

Cricket World Cup Club

Become a Cricket World Cup Club in 2019 and ‘be part of the World’s Greatest Cricket Celebration’. Connect with the local community through family-based activities and bring the excitement of the Cricket World Cup into your clubhouse.

Amna Rafiq

Community Engagement Officer

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

Partners

  • NWL LSA
    Active Rutland
    Melton LSA
    Active Partnerships
    Charnwood LSA
  • Harborough LSA
    Blaby LSA
    Sport England
    Equality Standard
    Active Leicester
  • O&W LSA
    H&B LSA
    Safeguarding
    Leicestershire County Council

Partners

  • NWL LSA
    Active Partnerships
  • O&W LSA
    Melton LSA
  • Blaby LSA
    Sport England
  • Active Leicester
    H&B LSA
  • Active Rutland
    Charnwood LSA
  • Harborough LSA
    Equality Standard
  • Safeguarding
    Leicestershire County Council