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Summer's almost here, and there's never been a better time get into cricket.

Whether indoor or outdoor, here's our guide to getting into cricket.

English counties

Surrey Country Cricket Club will be holding introductory 10-week courses for children between eight and 10.

These courses run between January-March, at venues throughout Surrey. Contact: Brian Ruby on 01483 453531 for more information.

The county will also be running 10-week courses for children between 12 and 16 at the same time throughout Surrrey between January and March.

Contact: K. Meaney on 020 7820 5734 for more details or visit their website.

Somerset CCC are holding coaching sessions for both boys and girls of all abilities between the ages of six and eighteen years old on Saturdays in Taunton.

The dates are January 24th and 31st, February 7th, March 6th and 20th and April 3rd 2004.

For more information, check out the Somerset website.

Glamorgan CCC have got stacks of activities arranged this Easter.

Sussex CCC will be holding courses for children between the ages of six to 18 of all levels. To find out more, check out their website.

Lancashire CCC will be hosting "The Club" on Saturdays for all kids between the ages of eight and 11.

You can find more details on their website.

Essex CCC have organised loads of coaching days for players of all skills and all ages.

They start in February and run all the way throughout 2004 right up until August.

To find out more information, click on their website.


Players of any age and ability are encouraged to come along to an open nets session at the National Cricket Academy in Edinburgh on Sundays through the winter.

Ring 0131 313 7420 for more details.


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

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