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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 the most 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.

Adaptations and 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 Clubs/Groups Near You

Use the search below to find local organisations near you.

All Stars Cricket

All Stars Cricket provides a fantastic first experience for all children aged 5-8 years old where they’re guaranteed 8 weeks of jam-packed fun, activity and skills development

Contact your local Physical Activity, Health & Wellbeing Team

Across Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland the Physical Activity, Health & Wellbeing Teams are providing opportunities to support you to become more active.

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.

Holidays Together

Leicestershire Holidays Together is a free and exciting Department for Education-funded holiday programme for school-aged children and young people

Team Leicestershire

Providing opportunities for young people who aspire towards further progression and success in sport & physical activity.

National Governing Bodies

England and Wales Cricket Board

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De Montfort University

De Montfort University

DMU offers the perfect combination of award-winning teaching, world-class facilities and a fantastic student experience.

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Abbey Park, Leicester

Abbey Park is Leicester’s premier park and lies approximately one mile north of the city centre. Perfect for walks and picnics.

Leicester Electricity Sports Cricket Club

Leicester Electricity Sports Cricket Club

We are an ECB Clubmark cricket club, based at the historic Aylestone Road ground. It is the most centrally located ground in Leicester and lies between the grounds of Leicester City and Leicester Tigers. We field 4 adult Saturday teams, a Sunday team, a w

Leicester City Football Club Community Trust

Leicester City Football Club Community Trust

Leicester City in the Community (LCitC) is an independent, registered charity. LCitC harnesses the power of football to inspire individuals to achieve their full potential.

University Of Leicester

University Of Leicester

Our university was founded almost a hundred years ago in the aftermath of the Great War. The men and women who built this new institution hoped that it would be not only a living memorial to the darkness of their recent past, but a beacon of hope for the

Sports in You

Sports in You

SportsInU provides instructors and services such as Boxercise, Football, Dance/exercise to music, Basketball, Mix Martial Arts and seated exercise activities to keep people healthy and fit.

Cossington Street Sports Centre

Cossington Street Sports Centre

Cossington Street Sports Centre has a 30m swimming pool, gym, sauna facilities and a floodlit outdoor ball court.

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Western Park

The site was purchased for development as a park in 1897 and to this day Western Park is the largest park in Leicester, offering 72 hectares to explore.

Spence Street Sports Centre

Spence Street Sports Centre

Spence Street Sports Centre offers swimming facilities, a gym and sports classes.

Beaumont Leys School

Beaumont Leys School

Beaumont Leys is a vibrant school with a real heart and soul.'Things to be Proud of' sits at the heart of our values and ethos. We want to encourage a sense of increasing pride and aspiration in our students, as we continuously reflect our succe

Chance To Shine Street Cricket

Chance To Shine Street Cricket

Free street cricket community sessions for young people aged 8 to 15 (Youth) and 16 to 24 (Young Adults).

Active Leicester

Active Leicester

Active Leicester encompasses all sports in the city.

Leicester Learning Disabilities Sports Club

Leicester Learning Disabilities Sports Club

multi sports learning disabilities sports club where we deliver multiple different sports sessions weekly with sessions aim at being active, fun, engaging and friendly

We are looking to gain new members to join our membership core we already have this

Clubszone

Clubszone

Holiday Activity Club for Children Aged 5-12 Years Old.

Leicestershire & Rutland Cricket Foundation

Leicestershire & Rutland Cricket Foundation

The governing body for recreational cricket in Leicestershire and Rutland that utilises the power of cricket to make a positive impact on individuals' lives.

Come & Join The New Kibworth Ladies Cricket Team

Come & Join The New Kibworth Ladies Cricket Team

KIbworth Cricket Club is a Clubmark accredited cricket club based in South Leicestershire. The club is run and managed by volunteers with a thriving social calendar and friendly atmosphere. Our stated mission is to be the best place to learn, play and w

Sir Jonathan North Community College

Sir Jonathan North Community College

Sir Jonathan North College is an Outstanding all girls College based in Leicester.

Si Sports Ltd

Si Sports Ltd

A leading sports provider of quality P.E. and alternative education in Leicestershire.

Ravenhurst Primary School

Ravenhurst Primary School

We are a Leicestershire Primary School with 519 children on roll - aged 4 to 11. We do a range activities such as Activate, The Daily Mile, BBC Supermovers, Go Noodle and HBSSPAN Virtual Challenges.

Super Star Sport Midlands

Super Star Sport Midlands

Founded in 2011, Super Star Sport is a coaching organisation that prides itself in delivering fun, high quality sports sessions in both nursery and primary school settings.

Last Man Stands

Last Man Stands

Last Man Stands caters for teams and players of all abilities. It’s a great, fun format that includes all 8 players. It does allow you to play good cricket, moderate cricket or even purely social cricket.

Games are played at Evington Park and will st

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Tudor Grange Samworth Academy

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy is an all through school. We have a wide range of sporting opportunities for all students in the Primary and Secondary phases. The school also welcomes the community as we take bookings in the evenings and weekends.

Athletics

Riverside Community Primary School

Primary school Foundation, KS1 and 2

Holidays Together - Summer Sessions (Braunstone)

Holidays Together - Summer Sessions (Braunstone)

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Interest Free Loan Scheme for Cricket

Interest Free Loan Scheme for Cricket

The England and Wales Cricket Trust (EWCT) Interest Free Loan Scheme provides finance to clubs for capital projects to help them build and ensure a sustainable future.

Club Cricket Charity Defib Fund

Club Cricket Charity Defib Fund

The Club Cricket Charity in partnership with the ECB, have supplied and distributed over 800 portable units to cricket teams and clubs across the UK.

ECB County Grants Funds

ECB County Grants Funds

The County Grants Fund aims to support affiliated cricket clubs to create welcoming environments, provide enhanced facilities and playing opportunities, and to help clubs tackle the impact of climate change.

Googly Fund - Supporting Friendly Cricket

Googly Fund - Supporting Friendly Cricket

The Googly Fund is a charitable trust that wants to expand the playing of friendly cricket for adults in the UK, by encouraging and supporting new teams and players, and by helping existing teams to survive and grow.

Club and Facilities Manager

To help us achieve our ambitions, we are seeking to appoint a Club and Facilities Manager to join our Executive team, and to lead the delivery and execution of cricket participation element of our first strategy.

Joining us as our inaugural Club and Facilities Manager will afford you the opportunity to play an integral role in the Foundation from its formation as we pursue our vision for the wider region in support of widening the ECB’s ‘Inspiring Generations’ strategic plan.

Club & Facilities Manager

Joining us as our inaugural Club and Facilities Manager will afford you the opportunity to play an integral role in the Foundation from its formation as we pursue our vision for the wider region in support of widening the ECB’s ‘Inspiring Generations’ strategic plan.

Children & Young Persons Manager (Schools)

To help us achieve our ambitions, we are seeking to appoint a Children & Young Persons Manager (Schools) to join our Executive team, and to lead the delivery and execution of cricket participation element of our first strategy.
Joining us as our inaugural Children & Young Persons Manager (Schools) will afford you the opportunity to play an integral role in the Foundation from its formation as we pursue our vision for the wider region in support of widening the ECB’s ‘Inspiring Generations’ strategic plan.

Women & Girls Officer

We’re looking to recruit a Women & Girls Officer initially for one year to provide maternity cover, however this will be reviewed after 6 months, with possibility to extend beyond this period to a similar role.

Leicestershire County Cricket Club - Community Team

Community Engagement Officer

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