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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.


  • Endurance and stamina.
  • Balance and coordination.
  • Physical fitness.
  • Improving hand-eye coordination.


Cricket bats start at £20 and increase to over £100 for more professional bats.


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.


Cricket equipment includes cricket bats, helmets, gloves, leg pads, cricket balls, and shoes


  • 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.


Coaching Can

Coaching has long been considered to be about the development of skill in a sport. It has been about acquiring, honing and transferring these skills in the pursuit of athletic achievement.

GO GOLD Funding Programme

The aim of GO GOLD is to support talented young athletes, including those athletes who are being recognised by their National Governing Bodies as being our future Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth

Local Programmes

Leicester-Shire & Rutland GO GOLD Athletes

Take a look at the Profiles and Blogs of our current athletes, supported by the GO GOLD Funding Programme.

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 all traditional competitive school sport in secondary schools across Leicestershire, Leicester City and Rutland.

National Programmes


Chance to Shine Street supported by Lycamobile is bringing cricket to thousands of young people in inner-city areas.

Higher Education

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is supporting the growth of intra-mural cricket in Higher Education as there is a wide range of people who want to play that can’t currently access the game

Indoor 24

Indoor 24 is an intra-mural indoor cricket competition being organised through FE Sport Makers and their Student Management Teams or member of FE staff.

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

Mark Barber

Senior Cricket Development Officer

Leicestershire County Cricket Club in the Community

0116 244 2198

Martyn Dobson

Head of Community Development

Leicestershire County Cricket Club in the Community


  • Harborough District Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
    Leicester City Council
    Loughborough University
    East Midlands Platform
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    North West Leicestershire District Council
    Rutland County Council
    British Heart Foundation
    County Sport Network
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Blaby District Council
    Melton Borough Council
    Age UK L&R
  • Safeguarding
    Leicestershire County Council
    Sport England
    Equality Standard


    Leicester City Council
  • Rutland County Council
    East Midlands Platform
  • Safeguarding
    Age UK L&R
  • Blaby District Council
    Harborough District Council
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Loughborough University
  • Sport England
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Equality Standard
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    County Sport Network
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    Melton Borough Council
  • British Heart Foundation