The England Cricket Board has a section on its website entitled ‘Get Into Cricket’ that pretty much gives you all the information you need to find a local cricket club. Most clubs run junior or colts sections, with coaching and matches throughout the summer, and many will be running camps during the summer holidays.
ASDA Kwik Cricket
Kwik Cricket is a simple game for all boys and girls from five years of age upwards and is an integral part of the ECB’s strategic goal of increasing the levels of participation among children. It is currently played in 8,000 primary schools and more than 4,500 of the 6,000 ECB affiliated clubs. It’s designed to provide children with an introduction to cricket and can be played either indoors or outdoors.
Over the past six years there has been a 55 per cent increase in participants in the girl’s competition alone.
The ECB, in conjunction with the 18 first-class counties and ASDA run a series of recreational local junior cricket festivals across the country. These festivals will be attended by professional cricketers who, as well as passing on coaching tips, will also talk to children about healthy living.