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What's the score?
Cricket takes several forms, but however it's played the object is the same - to score more runs than the opposing team and bowl them out as quickly as possible.

Cricket tests a range of skills - whether you want to try batting, bowing, wicket-keeping or all three there's probably something for you.

What's in the kit bag?
You'll need a fair amount of gear - a bat a ball and protective clothing - but if you join a club they should kit you out.

Top tip
Why not try Kwik Cricket? It's played with a plastic bat and ball and is a fun way of introducing children to the sport.

Better still, boys and girls can play together, and they can have a go at all the main disciplines.

Want more details on the sport?
Our Sport Academy site has a Cricket section with details on everything from rules to our tricky training challenges where your child can have their name in lights. Plus there's masterclasses on how to bowl a corker yorker.

Where else can I get more information on the sport?

England and Wales

The England and Wales Cricket Board Kwik Cricket website has an introduction to Kwik Cricket.

You'll also find information on Play-Cricket - the ECB's online cricket network for all clubs, leagues, cup competitions and county boards.

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Cricket Association
Brian Dougherty
20 Pine Street, Londonderry
Tel: 028 71 313035
Fax: 028 71 313647



There's information on blind cricket, table cricket, useful links and more in the Cricket disability section of our Sport Academy website.

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Participation in any sport gives children a sense of achievement. Even if they had a dreadful game they can still take home a moment that made it worthwhile.
- J Close, coach and father


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