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Ashley Giles passes on a few handy bowling hints
England's Ashley Giles gives some useful hints

Even Michael Vaughan had to start somewhere.

So if you want to follow in the footsteps of the England captain, then you've definitely come to the right place!

Check out our guide to getting involved.


Kwik Cricket
Kwik Cricket is a great way of getting into cricket for boys and girls under 11.

It teaches you the basic skills and playing within a team.

And it's played with a plastic bat and ball, so don't worry about facing those bouncers just yet!


Inter Cricket
Like Kwik Cricket, Inter Cricket is played by both boys and girls with a soft ball.

It can be played outdoors or indoors and it develops your basic skills.

So once you feel confident, you can start playing with the proper equipment.


Dragon Cricket
If you live in Wales, Dragon Cricket is a great way to get started.


Cricket
Ready for that hard red ball? Thought so!

Once you've mastered the basic skills playing Inter and Kwik Cricket, it's time to move onto the leather and willow.

There are loads of clubs around the country and they're always looking for new players - especially if you're the next Freddie Flintoff!


Disabled cricket
If you thought you couldn't play cricket because you have a disability, then think again.

There's loads of different ways you can play the sport.

There's table cricket for kids with severe physical or learning disabilities.

Rather than play on a pitch, it's played on a table tennis table!

There's also blind cricket for anyone with visual difficulties.

And there's disabled cricket which is played exactly like their able-bodied colleagues play.

Players in wheelchairs can play alongside team-mates with other disabilities.


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:: Irish Cricket Union

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