Cricket is an exciting team game which has a long history. It is played across the world and has three different formats at international level: 5 day Test matches, one day internationals and the recently invented 20 overs a side matches.
London is home to two first class cricket counties as well as the traditional home of cricket: Lord's.
Top level cricketers usually specialise in batting or bowling and all players have to field. Skills required include good hand eye co-ordination, quick footwork and the ability to concentrate for long periods.
Did you know: Surrey cricketer Rory Hamilton-Brown represented Southwark at the London Youth Games.
After the success of the Inclusive Kwik Cricket competition in 2014, The London Youth Games in partnership with the ECB will be running a...» More
The ECB supports cricket across England and Wales. One of its key aims is enthusing participation and following especially among young people.