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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.


  • 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.

Adaptations and Equipment

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.

Find Cricket Clubs/Groups Near You

Use the search below to find local organisations near you.

National Governing Bodies

England and Wales Cricket Board

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Telephone
020 7432 1200
Special Olympics South Yorkshire Network

Special Olympics South Yorkshire Network

The Special Olympics South Yorkshire Network is a collection of clubs, community groups, venues and individuals with an interest in developing opportunities for individuals with learning disabilities to take part in sport and physical activity and access

Primary Sports UK

Primary Sports UK

Working with children aged 2-16 years old across a range of different sports and activities.



Hunslet Nelson Cricket Club provides the opportunity for local children and adults to play cricket in the South Leeds area. We run 3 senior and 7 junior teams at under 9, 11, 13, 15 and 17. Outdoor training commences first week in April and ends the first

Yorkshire Visually Impaired CC

Yorkshire's only cricket club formed specifically for the visually impaired player.



Youth (U18)


Headingley Cricket Club

A Club for people with learning difficulties



The Cricket Club has two Senior teams playing in the Central Yorkshire League. New players are always welcome We offer first class cricket and social facilities and our licenced club is open during the winter months on Tuesday and Friday evenings and Su

YCB Emergency Relief Fund

YCB Emergency Relief Fund

An Emergency Relief Fund to help affiliated cricket clubs who are not paying players.

YCB Discretionary Development Grant

YCB Discretionary Development Grant

Grants to help clubs starting a junior section, but in particular women & girls development and disability development.

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 300 portable units to cricket teams and clubs across the UK. The charges through, supply partner The Community Heartbeat Trust, are at a huge discount to real costs.

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.

Head of Cricket Participation

Leicestershire & Rutland Cricket Foundation is the official
charity of Leicestershire County Cricket Club. The
Foundation is dedicated to promoting the game of cricket at
all levels and particularly among young people, through
partnership and involvement of professional and
recreational cricketing bodies, community clubs and other
appropriate agencies within Leicester, Leicestershire and

Street Cricket Coach

We're looking for a coach to deliver on our Street cricket programme in Bridgwater!

Are you passionate and dedicated? Want to inspire young people through cricket? If so, we would love to hear from you.

Coaches are on a fixed term contract employed through Somerset Cricket Foundation.

Each Street Cricket session is 1 hour.

Gareth Davis

YCB Cricket Development Manager:- Yorkshire


Steve Archer

ECB Cricket Development Manager - West Yorkshire

01484 718337 or 07912898734