Cricket Banner
Cricket Icon


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

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.

Click Here to see local Cricket NGB contacts.


  • 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.

Find Cricket Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

National Governing Bodies

England and Wales Cricket Board

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Telephone
020 7432 1200

Derbyshire Cricket Board

Derbyshire Cricket Board (“DCB”) is the Governing body for the sport in the county and supports all aspects of recreational cricket. Our Vision is to see all those involved and future participants in cricket reaching their optimum level in the game, s

Darley Dale Cricket Club

We are a community amateur sports club delivering the opportunity to play cricket for all ages.

Belper Meadows Community Sports Club

Belper Meadows Community Sports Club is a multi-sport, volunteer-run, self funding organisation that exists to provide sporting facilities to the local Community. We have an all weather hockey pitch, cricket pitch, tennis courts & bowls green & 2 pavilion

Alfreton Cricket Club

Cricket club established in 1927 running 3 senior cricket teams, competing in the Derbyshire County Cricket League with a successful junior setup. Based in the picturesque Alfreton park.

Langwith Cricket Club

Playing open age league cricket on Saturdays and Sundays with adult coaching every Monday, Wednesday and Friday 6pm-8pm. Ages 5 to 16 coaching every Friday 5pm-6pm. All weather permitting.

RuggerEds North East Derbyshire

We offer education through rugby, delivering high quality PE, PPA cover and After school clubs as well as weekend sessions for children aged 3 to 11.

Aldercar High School & Community Centre

Aldercar High School and 6th Form Centre is an important resource for all the community, providing an excellent service not only to students, but also to the wider community it serves.

Selston Town Cricket Club

Providing cricket for ages in a family environment

Thera Trust

Thera is a charitable group of companies which support people with a learning disability with a diverse range of needs, providing a range of support across the UK for around 3000 people with a learning disability.

ECB Emergency Support Programmes for Cricket

ECB Emergency Support Programmes for Cricket

ECB Emergency Support Programmes for the recreational game during the coronavirus pandemic.

Non – Executive Directors

The Yorkshire Cricket Board is recruiting for Non – Executive Directors to actively support and guide the YCB in delivering their duties as a Company Limited by Guarantee.
If you have strong business skills and a passion for and experience of working in Recreational Cricket we would like to hear from you.