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Cricket

England and Wales Cricket Board

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General Information
Contact Telephone
020 7432 1200

Cricket: Coach Support Worker Course

Sun, 28 Oct 2018 (09:00 - 16:00)

Cricket: CUKCC Level 2 Coaching Course

Sat, 17 Nov 2018 (09:00 - 17:00)

Cricket: UKCC Level 2 Coaching Course

Sat, 17 Nov 2018 (09:00 - 17:00)

Cricket: Coach Support Worker Course

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

Cricket: Coach Support Worker Course

Sun, 31 Mar 2019 (09:00 - 16:00)

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

Parents in Sport Week: 1-7 October

This year’s Parents in Sport Week takes place 1 – 7 October 2018.

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.

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

Leicestershire County Cricket Club In The Community

Telephone
0116 244 2198
Url
http://www.leicestershirecricket.co.uk/

Mark Barber

Youth Participation Manager

Leicestershire County Cricket Club In The Community

Telephone
0116 244 2198
Url
http://www.leicestershirecricket.co.uk/

Martyn Dobson

Head of Community Development

Leicestershire County Cricket Club In The Community

Telephone
0116 244 2198
Url
http://www.leicestershirecricket.co.uk/

Partners

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

Partners

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