More than a hundred cricket-playing nations are recognised by the International Cricket Council.
Cricket is a social, fun and friendly sport that can be played by people of any ability.
If you think cricket is played on grass with a hard ball in just the summer; and think a game takes several hours, think again!
There are exciting social and recreational games that can be played either indoors or outdoors with a hard or softball. The time to play can vary but there are formats which can be played between 45 minutes and 3 hours.
Whether you’re batting, bowling or fielding, some of the key benefits include:
The cost of a cricket session varies. Some clubs offer taster sessions and these can be free, there are pay as you play opportunities; and clubs offer reduced membership to encourage new members.
When you start playing cricket it doesn’t have to be expensive. You don’t need lots of specialist equipment so don’t be put off by seeing cricketers lugging huge bags of kit around!
As a starting point all you’ll need is:
The session coach or activator will provide things like softballs and bats for your session.
Whether you’re an adult looking to play local club cricket, or trying to find a park or centre to play for fun, Cricket has a variety of formats to suit all ages and abilities. If you’re new to cricket, would like to get your kids involved or you’re keen to return to playing, there will be an opportunity for you. See below links.
England and Wales Cricket Board
England Cricket Association for the Deaf
There are 12 opportunities listed on the Activity Finder. To view local opportunities please select your local area.
Director of Cricket
T: 01539 560066
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