Cricket is the second most popular sport in the world.

More than a hundred cricket-playing nations are recognised by the International Cricket Council.

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.

All Stars Cricket

All Stars Cricket is a brand-new initiative from the England and Wales Cricket Board aimed at providing children aged five to eight with a great first experience in cricket.

Cricket in your area

There are 18 opportunities listed on the Activity Finder. To view local opportunities please select your local area.


Bob Simpson

Director of Cricket

Cumbria Cricket 

T: 01539 560066 
M: 07785 722252




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