What’s it all about?
The aim of the batting team is to score as many ‘runs’ as possible – running between the wickets, exchanging ends with a second batsman (the non-striker), who has been waiting near the bowler’s wicket.
The aim of the bowler’s team is to get each batsman out. A player is out if, for example, the bowled ball hits the wicket, or if a fielder catches the ball off the bat before it bounces.
Table Cricket is a sport played in schools across the county. It was created for those with more severe physical impairments. The game involves a table tennis table (or similar surface area), side panels with sliding fielders, a ball launcher, a plastic ball and a wooden bat to simulate the game of cricket.
Kent has many teams and club cricket is provides quality coaching and opportunities to take part.
A Schools Coaching Programme is delivered by ECB qualified coaches in schools, both in curriculum time or as after school clubs.
There are Kwik Cricket Festivals for Primary School Years 5 and 6 for both mixed teams and Girls only. Cluster festivals are played within districts either arranged via SSP or the District Development Officer.
Find your local club by visiting the Kent Community Cricket website