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Cricket

England and Wales Cricket Board

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Contact Telephone
020 7432 1200

Get Involved

Cricket: Coach Support Worker Course

Sun, 03 Feb 2019 (09:00 - 16:00)

Cricket: Pro Specialist Clinics

Multiple Dates

Loughborough Lightning Cricket Camp

Multiple Dates

Cricket: Pro Specialist Clinics

Multiple Dates

Cricket: Pro Specialist Clinics

Multiple Dates

Funding opportunities

What is Cricket?

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.

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.

Campaigns

Make your Move

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!

Watch top level sport in Leicester-Shire

Leicestershire and Leicester's amazing sporting offer.

Local Programmes

Daily Boost

The Daily Boost aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day.

School Games (Leicester-Shire & Rutland)

A unique opportunity to motivate and inspire young people to take part in more competitive school sport.

Team Leicestershire

Team Leicestershire is the umbrella association for the traditional competitive school sport offer across Leicestershire, Leicester City and Rutland.

Your local Physical Activity, Sport & Health Team

Delivering programmes to support you to become more active.

National Programmes

Last Man Stands

Last Man Stands is a quick, 8 a side, exciting and rule-bending version of Twenty20 played by time-strapped cricketers all over the world.

Local Contacts

Amna Rafiq

Community Engagement Officer

Leicestershire County Cricket Club In The Community

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

Volunteering Opportunities

Partners

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

Partners

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